As the business world changes, so do the activities needed to support the business. Over the past few years, we’ve seen recruitment methods shift to more social and mobile strategies. Organizations are focusing on operating with less bureaucracy and hierarchy.
This means that there needs to be shifts in training, development and learning. Today’s infographic, courtesy of showd.me, shares some new trends in learning. I was fascinated by the statistic that 86% of employees are learning what they need to know for work by collaborating with others. Call it collaborative learning. Obviously, that says good things about on-the-job training efforts. It might also speak to the company’s informal and social learning strategies.
According to a 2014 IBM study, 80% of employees will leave an organization if they don’t receive the right training to do the job. My interpretation isn’t that employees will quit if you don’t schedule formal classroom training. Employees want to feel like they have a future. They know that means constantly improving their skills. Whether the learning takes place in a classroom, with a mentor or on a social collaboration platform doesn’t matter.
Employees know they have a future when the company invests in them.