3. Intentional skill development
In a 2020 study by Gartner, 70% of people surveyed said that they didn’t feel they had the skills to do their jobs well. That can have a big impact on workplace productivity, performance, culture, and retention! To combat this, eLearning providers are developing ways of tackling skills development at its core.
This includes not only hard and job-related skills, but soft skills as well such as communication, time management, emotional wellness, and psychological safety. Addressing skill gaps within your own workforce is important, as 81% of employees report that they leave due to limited growth opportunities within their own company. Providing existing employees with ways to level up, and grow their personal and workplace skills while climbing the career ladder, is one way to improve retention and company culture from within.
However, in line with one of our other trends, personalized learning - personalization is a must when developing skills training for your workforce. Not every skill is necessary for every employee. If an employee has no intentions or interest in becoming a people manager, it may not be a great use of their time or company resources to put them through a new manager skills development program.
Personalization is key, and the ideal solution will provide actionable suggestions that improve output in the most relevant areas. This can be as simple as a teacher suggesting independent reading for a student, or as sophisticated as an AI-enabled LMS that premaps skills to content paths on behalf of the administrator.