We keep hearing in the news about a so called ‘skills shortage’ especially within Europe where there are record numbers of youth unemployment. With this in mind, companies need a 21st century solution to a 21st century problem…
As governments and educational ministers plunge millions into new initiatives* across the globe, the fact remains that learning is shifting from the traditional classroom to the digital world, as employers seek more control over skills training whilst millennials expect more development from their organisations.
The failure of governments and education to provide industry with the skills they need has been well documented with a recent survey conducted by Pearson indicating that 93% of firms in Britain desire more control over skills training**. With this in mind, global organisations need a central, cloud-based application, accessible on multiple devices to manage learning, monitor employee progress whilst also linking key initiatives to organisational goals.
From the employee side, the millennial generation are demanding more and more from their employers with career development and training being cited as one of the main factors for university students when deciding which organisations to apply for upon graduation. Modern day employees are looking for continuous improvement so a mixture of informal, formal and social learning is a cocktail for success.
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*in March of 2013 a new EU coalition was created, plunging 1 million euros into I.T education in the region.
** ‘Skills Training: Employees ‘Want More Control’ published on bbc.co.uk 21/06/2013