Sometimes, we tend to get lost with all of these advancements and trends. This 2020, we give you the top corporate training trends you need to watch out for:
1. Soft Skills Training
With AI and automation on the rise, organizations are tasked to harness the full potential of human beings. While machines are assigned to accomplish more mundane tasks, companies are now looking into how specialized “human” skills like creativity, communication, and innovation can be maximized.
In-demand soft skills in 2020
- Growth mindset
- Communication skills
2. User-Generated Content (UGC)
With UGC, learners have the opportunity to take ownership of their own learning as they can produce digestible content based on what they’ve learned about a topic. And this ultimately drives learner engagement and motivation and helps foster a social learning culture in the company.
What is UGC?
In workplace learning, user-generated content (UGC) refers to the informal spreading of information and knowledge about a certain topic or subject to a colleague or peer. Docebo reported that some common forms of UGC in learning are Q&A discussion with experts, short videos, and blogs or written insights.
While personalization isn’t entirely a new thing when it comes to workplace learning, 2020 is said to be the year when personalization becomes mainstream since learning initiatives will be primarily driven by the needs of individuals instead of businesses.
Why is it vital?
- helps boost workplace productivity
- employees have more control over their learning
- makes learning more relevant to work-life tasks and situations
4. Learning in the Flow of Work
Today, companies are blurring the lines of work and learning separation. L&D leaders are now integrating training into their employees’ day to day lives. Gone are the days of static schedules for workplace training!
How can this be done?
Your training program should be accessible, on-demand, and curated carefully. This means that learning resources must be available in the time of need of the learner and that these resources are directly relevant to whatever her/his needs are.
5. Building a Workplace Learning Culture
Corporate training is now a necessity. With L&D treated as a means of professional growth and competitive advantage, employees now demand workplace learning more than ever. And in the long run, this helps achieve organizational goals.
How can I do this?
- partner with an effective eLearning provider whose solutions are flexible
- inculcate the value of lifelong learning
- encourage social learning
- monitor their progress regularly