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Training and Development
reductions as well as the urgency to do more with
less-fewer employees, less budget, and less training.
" These workforce actions saw a reduction in
leadership positions and individuals who could mentor
the next generation of managers and leaders. This is
further exacerbated by the fact that some workforces
have up to 50 percent retirement eligibility, " says Scott
Margason, COO of The Training Associates. " Now
that companies are hiring and promoting again, they
are finding they have gaps in the skills necessary to
effectively onboard and develop management and
leadership skills. Companies are turning to firms that
specialize in management and leadership development
to assist with skills development and coaching. From
an on-boarding perspective, companies leverage parttime
or contract instructional staff. "
Joe Cabral, chief human resources officer at Cleveland
Clinic, says leadership development was key when he
was senior vice president and CHRO for North ShoreLIJ
Health System. " It's leaders who are responsible for
developing the workforce, and we need those leaders
to take responsibility to help foster the talent. "
Employee engagement is another factor. Disengaged
employees make up more than the majority of the
workforce, with Gallup finding that 70 percent of
employees feel disengaged with their work. Building
workforce initiatives around engagement will
encourage both productivity and retention rates.
Approaching training with this in mind can help
develop and instill skills while connecting employees to
the organization.
" We are seeing more organizations shifting rapidly
from the idea of training programs to training
engagements-meaning, more and more workforces
are signaling a desire to be engaged in their work,
in their environment, and in their learning, " explains
Dave Letts, vice president and general manager of
Raytheon Professional Services. " It is clear that human
beings show greater absorption and more rapid
proficiency as their level of engagement increases.
Thus, organizations are re-thinking their programs
to architect them in such a way that it increases the
level of learner engagement. Whether this be varied
delivery methods, alternative designs or intriguing
assessments, we are seeing a shift to training
engagements. "
Engaged learning can also have a bigger impact in the
long run. " Adults don't learn by being told, they learn
by doing, " notes Ed Trolley, vice president of managed
training Services for NIIT. " The most effective training
puts people in situations they will face in real life.
They will attain the skills better by experiencing
whatever they are trying to learn about in a simulated
environment. "
Simulated environments have evolved throughout
recent years with the influtration of improved
technology via mobile applications, social media
channels and gamification strategies. Gamification
is an approach that really plays up the engagement
factor as an interactive and fun way to build
compentence. Cornerstone OnDemand learning and
development manager's Jeff Miller says that tracking
points and making learning a competition can be
motivating.
" Gamification may be the best strategy to get people
to engage in learning and track learning, " he says. " By
building situational interest in topics people may not
(normally) find interesting, you may trigger something
inside them to continue with being engaged. "
Raytheon's Letts says that social and mobile learning
approaches can address the informal learning needs of
the workforce. " With these activities, learner retention
rates are experiencing double-digit increases through
the follow-up deployment of small learning bytes and
assessments focused on the key objectives from the
original learning events, " he says. " This also motivates
the learner to continue to practice the critical skills
delivered in the original training. "
HP ExpertOne is one of HP's learning platforms and it
allows employees to access training modules based on
specific products and solutions. It creates a customized
experience: Employees design their own learning path
based on their job role, area of interest, and expertise
level.
Rebekah Harvey, senior director of global learning for
HP, says the organization has a successful social media
strategy around HP ExpertOne-one which encourages
engagement and participation. " We have a very active,
engaged community, " she notes. " As a learning tool, it
is very cutting edge. "
Harvey says that HP ExpertOne has a presence on
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