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May 2018

HR leaders tackle rise in skills gap

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

The relationship between the workforce and learning has never been more of a priority globally, with new jobs, new ways of working and automation expected to drive 375 million workers to develop and learn new skills by 2030. The future path has been set for corporate learning, with e3Learning and globally renowned elearning specialist Kineo, merging to be the dominant force in the APAC elearning market.

Many skills we required in past times are becoming obsolete and this wave of change is on the increase. Heads of business report that their staff are not developing skills fast enough or leaders deeply enough. In today’s highly competitive global economy and intensely competitive talent market, organisations understand that if they do not constantly skill up and rapidly build their leaders they will not be able to execute their key business objectives.

At the same time, employees at all levels are demanding access to dynamic learning opportunities that fit their individual needs and schedules. We live in a world where we can personalise how we shop, what we watch and how we communicate, our employees now expect accessibility as part of their working lives and careers.

HR departments are at the forefront of this perfect storm.

The role of workplace training has become more important to deal with the proliferation of these new roles and skills. So much so that it is now listed as one of the most important aspects of HR, ranked 2nd in the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report.

The realisation that most HR teams are coming to is that true learning is not dependent on the volume of information, but more on how that information is packaged and delivered.

Thanks to advances in technology workplace training is on the precipice of its biggest evolution to date, the challenge of developing new ways to put employees in charge of the learning experience by leveraging real-time personalisation instead.

We are moving from a one-size-fits-all model towards one that is personalised to the organisation and to the individual. The thought of using learning content that’s completely flexible is mind blowing; the number of different variables makes it seem like an impossible dream.

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage. 

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