The workplace is constantly evolving, and in today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever for organizations to invest in skills development and learning in the workplace. On this matter, LinkedIn Learning has recently released its annual Workplace Learning Report, which provides valuable insights into the current state of workplace learning, ranging from the challenges organizations face to the opportunities available for both employers and employees.
The LinkedIn 2023 Workplace Learning Report is based on data from over 1,200 L&D professionals, business leaders, and employees from around the world – and it provides an overview of the latest trends in human resources, including the impact of remote work, the importance of soft skills, and the role of technology in learning and development. The report also highlights some of the most pressing challenges facing organizations today, such as the skills gap and the need for more personalized learning experiences.
In our working world, the trends and proof points included in the report really help us create important strategies in terms of HR and employee engagement. For instance, I think the scenario outlined by the report shows something I – and my team in RGI – really believe in, which is the fact that Learning & Development can become the key to success for both organizations and individuals.
According to the report, 82% of global leaders agree that the HR function is more critical now than it has ever been. Furthermore, many leaders, whether inside or outside of HR, now recognize the value of large-scale upskilling and reskilling initiatives. However, progress has been slow, with only a slight increase reported between 2022 and 2023.
To achieve true skills agility, organizations will need to focus on empowering employees with career development tools and internal mobility options. Those are tools that help engage learners and expand workforce skills, ultimately benefiting the organization itself.
Interestingly, employees also value HR strategies, which can ultimately represent an element for retention. LinkedIn’s report shows that 3 of the top 5 factors that people consider when pursuing new jobs reflect their desire to stretch, grow, and develop new skills – indicating that opportunities for career growth and learning and development are key factors for attracting and retaining top talent
In conclusion, we see a virtuous circle, in which, thanks to embracing HR strategies, organizations can unlock the full potential of their workforce, creating a culture of growth and development that finally helps companies stay competitive in today’s ever-changing world.
For our part, at RGI we think that learning and engagement go “hand-in-hand”, which is why we have worked on a new, comprehensive approach to employee development.
Our Corporate Academy and Learning Management System provide a tailored training experience that is created specifically for the unique needs and abilities of each individual. It’s an innovative learning system, created to go beyond traditional online courses by incorporating gamification and hybrid learning.
Including gamification, such as challenges designed as by TV quiz shows style, memory games, and badges awarding, in the design and development of our courses, combines learning and engagement, making the learning experience easier, more pleasant and ultimately more effective.
We adopt an integrated approach to learning and development, with the final goal of fostering the growth of every employee, from entry-level staff to executives – because we are convinced that focusing on individual needs and abilities, employees are keener on acquiring new skills and knowledge, which consequently translates into improved performance and career advancement opportunities.