Tag Archives: Learning

New Reality, New Skills

As employees grapple with job insecurity and digitalisation, learning and development programmes are top of mind.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 crisis forced people to change the way they work overnight, with companies embracing rapid digitalisation to enable remote work. Today, many employers expect the changes to stick, creating a need to upskill and reskill workers to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era.

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The State of HR

Understanding the current state of the HR profession is essential to ensuring future success.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Over the past year, HR professionals have been at the forefront of change, guiding their organisations through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIPD’s 2020 People Profession Survey offers a snapshot of this critical inflection point for the people profession, demonstrating the vision, agility, and strength that HR brings to the table in a moment of crisis.

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Becoming Future-Ready

Companies are adapting their learning and assessment strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of the post-pandemic workforce.

By Simon Kent

Identifying and developing high-potential employees is always a challenge. Doing it in a pandemic introduces another layer of difficulty since the usual process of bringing people together to assess existing skills and learn new ones has been impossible.

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Higher Learning

By providing strategic education opportunities for employees, companies can improve morale, reskill and upskill their workforce, increase retention, and attract other high performers.

By Brian MacDougall

With the unemployment rate continuing to hover around 7%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, investments in education and skills development are vital to economic recovery.

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Reskilling the Workforce

Upskilling workers is key in the new digitalisation-driven workforce.

By The Editors

Many organisations underwent a digital transformation to keep pace with the changes of 2020, causing a need for new knowledge and tools. In fact, Randstad Malaysia’s Workmonitor report finds that 61% of respondents said that it has been a struggle to acquire new skills in their current role to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is even more prevalent among younger workers aged 18 to 24 years old, with 69% facing difficulties obtaining new skills in this climate.

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The Road Ahead

A look at the projected 2021 forecast for key HR service market segments.

By Pete Tiliakos, Liz Rennie, and Nikki Edwards

Each year, NelsonHall takes a look at the activity of the HR services market to compile the top trends and predict a future outlook for the coming year. 2020 was a year like no other and COVID-19 has had a large impact on all business processes.

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Top Concerns of CHROs

Six HR leaders share solutions to the issues keeping HR up at night: the impact of COVID-19, workforce planning, business agility, and the skills gap.

By Marta Chmielowicz

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year and HR leaders have found themselves at the frontlines, leading the charge into a new and uncertain reality. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter in place orders, and social unrest of the past months, HR leaders have maintained a sense of normalcy while adapting to the changing needs of their businesses and the workplace at large. Now, they must develop a plan to face the unknown obstacles that lie ahead.

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On a Growth Track

A new research report reveals a bright future for L&D.

By Debbie Bolla

Learning and development (L&D) programs have moved far beyond compliance and mandated regulatory trainings. Now, L&D is pivotal to several layers of workforce management. Innovative training approaches can aid with skills development, showcase growth opportunities, and increase retention. So it’s no surprise that LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report found that more than a third of L&D professionals anticipate their budgets to grow year-over-year. What else is projected for the industry in the coming years? The report points to several trends.

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Developing a Diverse Leadership Pipeline

With Diana Faison, Managing Director, Leadership Acceleration, BPI group

Research shows that diverse and inclusive cultures are more successful than others. Bringing varied backgrounds and viewpoints to the table results in better decision-making and higher business impact. Yet organizations continue to struggle to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures–and it starts with the leadership pipeline. Here Diana Faison, Managing Director, Leadership Acceleration, BPI group, shares some best practices for investing in diverse leaders and creating a plan for a more diverse pipeline.

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The Employee Engagement Engine

From learning programmes to employee recognition, organisations are implementing a host of new strategies to keep their employees engaged.

By Simon Kent

HR is often seen as the backbone of an organisation and employee engagement is one area where this is particularly true. The recent pandemic has not only shown how critical HR is to a united and productive workforce, it has also brought new challenges for HR to deliver on.

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