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Putting On-Demand Learning to the Test

/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/learn_to_earn_976631.jpgIn the fast-moving technology field, companies need skilled employees who understand complex technology solutions. For specific projects or solutions, it is easier and more efficient for those employees to be outside, skilled freelancers. In these situations, many companies turn to K2 Partnering Solutions. As a skilled technology staffing company, K2 has a large pool of talented technology professionals, and specializes in selecting the best freelancers in the market for the right projects.

K2 does far more than just simple staffing. Part of what sets the company apart is its ability to identify talent and develop that talent to provide exceptional services on day one. K2’s unparalleled understanding of the technology landscape and industry verticals means it provides unique consultative staffing solutions in the enterprise cloud and on premise, and in predictive analytics, Big Data, social and enterprise mobility, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and robotics markets.

K2’s freelance consultants need to be able to integrate quickly into a company, and provide near-instant benefits to their employers. Previously, this meant classroom-based training from SAP on various solutions and technologies. Typically, this classroom process would take from four to eight weeks to schedule and complete. That time meant less earnings and benefits for the company and the consultant. So K2 turned to SAP Learning Hub to improve its training processes and integration time for consultants. Now K2 consultants can access the same training as full-time employees. Freelancers also have on-demand access anytime they need it, and on any subject or solution. If they are presented with a new challenge, they can instantly access support and guidance.

K2 uses SAP Learning Hub to provide freelancers with 12 months of unlimited training. This allows freelancers to fully integrate into the SAP environment, and access support even after completion of initial training. With SAP Learning Hub, K2’s freelancers save 72% when compared with the cost of a typical one-week, classroom-based course, while gaining the ability to work while they are training. The training also comes faster – freelancers have access to SAP Learning Hub three days after the time of purchase, compared to four to eight weeks with a classroom course.

In only eight months, K2 has been able to train 200 freelancers on cloud-based applications from SAP with SAP Learning Hub. This has meant a growth in K2’s expert ecosystem, as well as even better support for its clients. K2 succeeds when its staff integrates seamlessly into the pre-existing workforce, which is why its freelancers provide the ultimate test of usability and efficacy for SAP Learning Hub. At new companies and with new solutions, SAP Learning Hub helps K2’s freelancers contribute from the first day of training, and continue to grow and contribute as the projects and solutions change. By providing its freelancers with excellent training and support, K2 continues to be the global leader in consultative technology staffing, and a great example of the power of SAP Learning Hub.

To learn more about K2’s training project, read the Business Transformation Study.

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