Almost one in three office workers believe their current employer does not provide them with sufficient opportunities to improve their academic and professional qualifications, a newly-released report from Oxford Open Learning Trust shows.
One potential key barrier identified for thus is lack of support in the workplace. Some 29% of those polled said their current employer does not provide them with sufficient support and opportunities to improve their literacy and/or numeracy skills.
The top three motivations respondents identified for additional education were to enhance their earnings (49%), improve their level of knowledge (44%), and because of a general interest in the course/subject areas (44%). In today’s job market, where young people are themselves motivated to enhance their skills, it is a responsibility of the organizations to ensure that they get such opportunities. Helping employees get what they want when it comes to education and career growth is a win-win for both business and employees. Better educated and better prepared employees can not only create more value and meet new challenges but will have an innate drive to learn and grow.
This is high time businesses should realize that if they don’t invest well in the development of their employees and don’t support their career development, what they’re really doing is encouraging their employees to leave once they’ve mastered their existing skills. If employees aren’t able to envision their futures within their current organization, they’ll simply look over the fence. A stunning 54% of employees who can’t see a path to advancement are considering leaving.
Training and development managers have always been aware of these facts. But now these facts are increasingly making sense to CEOs, chief financial officers, and anybody else with responsibility for managing a profit-and-loss statement. Though all of them realize the benefits of training and risks of not-training, they have never had the time for training. Thus, this boils down to the need of a system that manages the complexities of conducting training. This is where a Learning Management System (LMS) fits in.
A LMS streamlines the administrative effort, making it easy to ensure each staff member receives the appropriate training as well as helping manage the classrooms, instructors, and other resources needed to deliver the courses. They can help leaders map the brain of their organization and gauge the learning progress of employees by generating detailed reports, statistics and metrics. It can tell how much the employees know about their work and what else is needed to fill the knowledge gaps and thus, create a platform for talent development.
To summarize, a LMS will significantly upgrade an organization’s ability to provide for the training requirements of the largest and most diverse workforce across different departments and locations. Thus, to survive the pressure of fierce competition in the industry, it is vital now that we embrace the opportunities provided by LMS and create a culture of learning in our company.
Modern LMS goes beyond the aspect of learning by providing essence of social media with it where employee can publish their skills enhancement which acts as a motivational factor for rest of the employees.
Lot of AI and analytic matrices (Like http://bit.ly/1hmtFgy) are helping LMS bring out a real helpful reporting dashboard for top management to work on employee retention and skill enhancement.
So future shape of LMS cannot be imagined but it must be something really advanced tool with the help of BIG DATA ANALYTICS.
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