The corporate training landscape keeps changing. Most changes realised here, are inspired by the need for employers to keep up with the expectations of their employees, and attract new talent. But that’s not the primary driver behind these changes. Most employers are slowly coming to terms with the fact that a strong learning culture is needed to outperform, or match, its competition.
Arguably, learning and development are one of the most critical elements to a company’s success. It is as a result of this awareness that organisations keep refining their industrial training landscape. And why do they do that? Here are some learning and development trends employers can’t ignore.
The Rise of eLearning
From its beginnings as a computer-based training platform, eLearning has grown to a massive force, as far as learning is concerned. One key driver behind this trend is believed to be the rising cost of instructor-led training. Also, the need for life-long learning among millennials has had its fair share of contributions towards these developments.
Millennials Have a Different Approach to Learning
As the baby boomers pave the way for millennials in the workplace, employers have every reason to alter or conduct a massive overhaul, of their employee training methods to accommodate them. For instance, millennials have grown up using laptops, phones, and social media. As such, they tend to be more inclined to using technology-based learning methods.
With rapid advancements in technology, most employees have realised that the only way to professional success is life-long learning. So, with the continuous emergence of new technologies, the skills needed to succeed today will be entirely different from those used before.
It is evident that learning and developments activities influence the operation, and profitability, of organisations in many ways. Thus, employers have every reason to turn to micro-learning and eLearning, among other tech-driven training methods to keep up with the dynamic and ever-competitive business environment.