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In the more-digitalized post-pandemic world, technology and innovation are at the forefront of every adapting and thriving organization. Nearly every industry has been touched by the hand of digital transformation, a trend that was thrown into overdrive in 2020 and still shows no signs of stopping. A digital backbone is now required for everyday operations. As fast as companies adapt and embrace technology, new and improved tech is being developed and must be implemented to stay competitive. Top companies are wasting no time implementing the next best thing to improve automation, production, and increase revenue, so your company has to as well if you want to survive and stake claim on your share of the market.
A major challenge for businesses in quickly advancing industries is finding qualified employees that know how to use the new technology. In-demand and required skills are continuously changing, and there are not nearly enough people to fill the available positions. Even amidst a global economic slowdown where millions of skilled people are looking for jobs, 50% of open positions looking for skilled workers in the US manufacturing industries remain unfilled because of the skills gap. By 2028, America's manufacturing skills gap may leave 2.4 million jobs unoccupied and result in a potential economic loss of $2.5 trillion . The way to ensure that your company does not contribute to this statistic is to upskill your current workforce.
When you upskill your employees, fewer new employees are required to close a skills gap, and there is a higher employee retention rate. Subsequently, fewer positions are left unfilled. Upskilling can take a few different forms; you can pay for an employee to go back to school for a general degree or certificate program, or your company can provide upskilling courses to your employees. By providing upskilling courses to your employees, you can ensure they get the exact information and quality of education needed, without any fluff or wasted time. Highly educational and valuable courses on advanced skills and technology may seem like a daunting, likely expensive, and logistical nightmare of a task for your company to make in-house, and it is. That is why outsourcing the creation of a platform and course content is the best way to provide upskilling to your employees. Using this method, you can quickly deliver an upskilling platform to your employees in a few simple steps.
How Can You Deliver Online Learning to Your Company Simply and Quickly?
Here are 5 simple steps to follow to deliver online learning for your company:
Identifying your upskilling needs is an easy first step. Ask yourself: What skills are you hiring for right now that your current workforce does not have? What new technology have you recently implemented or are planning to implement in the near future? Where is the bottleneck in your company, and what skills would improve this? Are there soft skills like leadership or communication that your employees could learn that would improve productivity? Ask your managers what they or those they manage need to learn to stay competitive. It is important to focus on hard skills and soft skills when identifying areas that need improvement. A hard skills gap will typically be easier to pinpoint than soft skills, but addressing both is vital to any upskilling strategy. Soft skills are becoming a high priority for CEOs – 91% feel that their organization's soft skills need improvement . Once you have the initial needs identified, a company can better understand what you are looking for and pair it with their market research and knowledge to come up with a comprehensive but completely relevant curriculum.
Researching to find the right partner is essential. Not all companies that provide online learning platforms or upskilling content are equal. Your investment has the potential to provide massive ROI to your company. Research on the ROI of Discover's workplace education benefits showed an overall 144% return on investment . The right upskilling platform can educate your workforce to be top of the line and increase revenue. Choosing the right partner is essential in achieving the most from your investment.
Here are some key features of an online learning platform that will serve your company best:
After you research and find the best company to partner with, contact their sales team! Reach out to the company that best suits your needs to hear more about what they have to offer. Relay to them the needs you identified, and they will do their best to make sure your every need is met and exceeded.
Once you have contacted sales, try a demo version to see what the platform has to offer. This is an important step to ensure that the platform is user-friendly and has integrations with the best features to solidify learning. An engaging platform can make or break a learning experience. Engagement is one of the most critical variables in knowledge retention. Engaged learners are 250% more likely to report receiving excellent grades than unengaged learners . So, do not underestimate the value of a well-designed, engaging, and easy-to-use interface.
Finally, launch your online learning platform! Provide your employees with access to the platform and have them get started with upskilling. Your employees will appreciate the investment into their careers, and with a great platform, they will find upskilling easy and see it as an excellent workplace benefit. Employees value companies who invest in their futures. "94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career" . These employees will also have increased loyalty and performance while at your company.
Upskilling your employees does not have to be a difficult journey. Figure out what you need, find the right company to provide it, and get started improving your workforce and your company's future.
A Partnership with Amesite is a Smart Partnership
Launch an online learning platform that closes the skills gap, drives retention, and increases revenue and productivity.
Amesite is an Artificial Intelligence software company that offers customized cloud-based scalable solutions to make world-class content creation easy and seamless. We create custom platforms and content for business, university, and K-12 education and upskilling.
Amesite's online learning platform is the key to upskilling your workforce. Amesite's high-tech AI-powered online learning environment is custom-branded to each specific company to build brand loyalty and meet the unique needs of the employer and their employees. We have subject matter experts who design innovative and custom content for courses that provide excellent value to your employees. A host of self-paced, highly engaging, and intuitive courses can be ready for your company in as little as 30 days.
Amesite creates outstanding learning experiences delivered on its advanced platform. The Amesite platform is designed for an excellent user experience. It is intuitive, requiring no training to use. The social media inspired design is immediately recognizable and works to increase engagement as well as usability. Best-in-class learning tools and features are integrated seamlessly into the platform, like video conferencing, whiteboarding, and discussion boards. Additionally, the integration of AI and advanced analytics provides fresh, relevant content and creates an important context for learning by providing actionable insights. Amesite's unparalleled retention rate in the enterprise sector is 100%.
Let us help your company support its upskilling goals today! Request a Demo!
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