Let me guess: as a manager, your top priorities include upskilling and reskilling your workforce and retaining talent. It sounds daunting, right? As you know, you can improve your retention rate by offering learning opportunities. According to a Linked In survey, 93% of organizations are concerned about employee retention, and according to Udemy, communications kills were among the top ten consumed business skills overall. That’s where we come in. We can help your team learn another language and develop soft skills to communicate better. Learning a new skill, having internal mobility options and career development tools not only motivate the workforce but are essential in retaining talent.
Let’s look at some workforce learning trends for 2023 and how you can benefit from them.
“Learning is key to your resilience as a business. If you invest in curiosity, learning, and agility for your workforce, you will be able to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and be more ready for whatever comes next.” Cat Ward. Vice President, Jobs for the Future
Top Trends in L&D for 2023
For a company to thrive in the hybrid environment, it must offer blended learning. This modality includes synchronous, i.e., in real time, and asynchronous learning, which is the on-demand component. More on that here.
With some employees working from home and some in the office, blended lessons are the best solution. Besides, this modality caters to all types of learners and is very flexible. Students attend the synchronous component, whether in the physical classroom or online, and choose when to do the asynchronous activities.
Video and gamification are two very important aspects of on-demand learning, as they support the contents learned in class, making learning fun and interactive.
Data-driven learning depends on learning platforms, or LMS (Learning Management System). Learning platforms collect and analyze student data and make suggestions for improvement based on it.
LMS are fine-tuned in such a way that they can diagnose learners’ needs, and make content recommendations according to goals and competency levels. Therefore, learning can be personalized, optimizing time, budget, and retention rates.
This type of learning is focused on the learner and delivers instant feedback and different types of content, like how-to videos, games, pre-recorded lectures, or quizzes.
Upskilling and Reskilling
As mentioned above, skills development is critical today. After the shakeup caused by the pandemic, the skills gap has grown wider. Business leaders should provide their employees with career development tools to engage them and expand their skills set.
To get there, skills should be mapped accurately to identify potential areas of improvement. Also, it helps managers to choose the right training content provider because they know what skills their employees need to learn.
According to Linked In’s Workforce Learning Report 2023, L&D professionals also need to hone their skills. Presentation and analytical skills, customer experience, operations and process improvement are the top five skills to have in 2023.
Traditional learning focuses on content rather than on the learner’s needs. So did corporate training. However, learning is a social activity: we learn from others. Other people provide elements of learning, like narrative and emotion.
Nowadays, companies consider their employees as assets and drivers of the success of the business. Therefore, learning goals are connected to organizational goals. Some of the elements of successful human-centered learning are hyper-personalization, on-demand learning, a sense of community, and custom learning paths.
English Services offers language courses, workshops, and double-impact programs that will help your team communicate better in another language as well as develop much-needed soft skills. We offer data-driven learning through our LMS, blended classes, language bootcamps, conversation clubs, among other services.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you upskill and reskill your workforce.