Broadly speaking, there are two primary forms of training used by most organizations. The first involves structured training during designated instruction periods by assigned, often full-time, instructors using some combination of lecture, assigned course material, and examination. This classroom-style training would not be unfamiliar to any high school or college student.
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Virtual reality (VR) was once thought of by many as a tool primarily for recreation, entertainment, and gaming. But as the technology has improved and the marketplace has become more familiar and comfortable with it, the potential value of VR and the related augmented reality (AR) to the broader economy has become more apparent.
Employers spend around $160 billion per year in employee training and education. But a lot of that money might be spent in vain, as only around 25% of employers that responded to a McKinsey & Co. survey admitted that their training and education initiatives truly improved their employees’ performance.
Online e-learning and mobile learning are still gaining popularity in the workplace, but it’s important to note that workplace learners still prefer hands-on training and on-the-job training opportunities—even more than digital learning experiences. And research continues to show that blended learning is still critical to the modern-day workplace.
We talk a lot about both vocational training within the educational system and on-the-job training provided by employers. Both are important, but unfortunately, both also are often lacking.
Currently, only 18.7% of individuals with a disability are employed in the United States, with an unemployment rate that is double the unemployment rate for individuals with no disability. And many employers are still unsure of which accommodations they’re required to provide employees with disabilities by law, especially with the steady pace of technological innovation.
Companies in the United States often bemoan what they see as a skills gap. They say that while there are applicants available for their job openings, those applicants just don’t have the requisite skills and/or education to successfully perform the essential functions of these jobs. The problem becomes increasingly acute when, as is currently the […]
The mobile learning (mLearning) market is taking off. Experts anticipate that it will be worth $37.6 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 36.3%. And 47% of organizations are already using mobile devices in their training programs.
Today’s employees know that learning doesn’t stop when they finish school. In fact, the environment changes so rapidly these days that it’s unlikely that even new graduates come to their new jobs fully prepared.
Technology skills are becoming more important than ever in all industries—no matter what type of business or organization you work for, everyone is trying to be more like the leading tech companies of Silicon Valley. However, even though the values, ethos, and culture of tech start-ups have become more influential than ever before, many employers, […]