There is no doubt education is next in line, in particular, higher education and professional development. The EdTech movement is here and is forcing incumbents and players in the ecosystem to react and adapt. And corporate training is affected by this shift.
Let’s explore how three key trends are affecting corporate training today:
It should be simple: pay people fairly, treat them well, give them meaningful work, and they'll be loyal and productive employees for years to come.
Here are some insights on the factors contributing to Professional Growth and Development:
1. Tertiary Education Works
I saw someone today carrying a notebook that said: “I am an early adopter!”... Why is this a genius move for change effort? Let’s find out.
Mark De Stadler from Dale Carnegie discusses the main drivers of employee engagement. He discusses Dale Carnegie's research in this area, and the outcome which identified 3 key areas for employee engagement:
- Relationship with immediate supervisor
- Belief in senior leadership
- Pride in the organisation
Mark discusses how the relationship with your immediate supervisor is the most influential on employee engagement, emphasising the importance of training and developing brilliant managers to encourage your employees.
Paul Matthews discusses the biggest waste in the training industry as the way we spend the training budget, instead of investing it in people. He continues to look at why people ignore training, or lack thereof, and pass blame to avoid responsibility. The importance of seeing an ROI on learning and development is integral to the bottom line and organisations need to look at how to implement training as a programme, not an event.
In part 3 of the series, Paul Matthews discusses informal learning, which describes any learning that is not scheduled, planned or mandated. He looks at the importance of informal learning, by focusing on its impact on health and safety, and how it can be harnessed by learning and development (L&D) functions to ensure that employees are doing the right things with the right support. Paul considers how informal learning is integral to keeping an organisation running and provides some examples of how L&D functions can leverage informal learning to their advantage.
The workplace is converging, and so are future skill and talent requirements. Today, the auto industry is hiring more electrical and 3D printing engineers than hardcore manufacturing or mechanical engineers. Google is strengthening hardware capabilities further – recently paying $1.1B to acquire 2,000 HTC engineers. Irrespective of the industry and size, Business Intelligence and cloud skills are becoming a norm. It’s a new world with new rules. What does this agile business environment mean for Human Resources?
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Marketisation is a term usually reserved for companies gaining initial exposure to “market forces.” In this case, I feel the word applies well to what is happening within the Learning & Development (AKA, Learning & Capabilities) space of HR and Talent Management. In this case, the market forces are the manager and teams that live day to day in your business; they are the consumer.