Don’t fear a lack of skills
Tags: Flexible Learning, On-demand e-Learning, Video-based Learning
What now? As we wait for the next crisis to follow the recession we need to address the real issue of rising employment and skilling the worker of today for the role of tomorrow.
Regardless of the level of entry into a business, for example, graduate, first role, the unemployed trying to get back into work and or those wanting to switch career it is more than likely that relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours will be missing.
Whilst on one hand I acknowledge that more needs to be done to encourage the younger generation to embrace technical and engineering based subjects, employers have to think beyond the traditional learning landscape and provide opportunities for the employee to consistently learn on the job, to access information when required and to share in an individual’s journey.
Very few jobs these days are “for life”, skill and knowledge requirement are fluid and ever-changing as the business adapts to both the economic pressure and the shifting expectation of the consumer.
We’ve already seen how the digitisation of our world and working environment can and will change our lives — it’s not fair to expect all employees to adapt alongside these changes in their own time, the employee has to be a catalyst.
Companies of course have to recruit people with the relevant subject matter expertise but they must have the flexibility and aptitude to learn new skills, absorb new process and be provided with the opportunity to learn whilst on the job.
At Global Knowlege we offer interactive self-paced content that provides flexibility in terms of pace, place and time to suit an individual or organisations needs. These resources also consist of online books, educational podcasts and vodcasts as well as video-based learning.
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