87% of employees say learning must be accessible anytime, anywhere

Dive Brief:

  • Axonify, Inc. a Canada-based employee learning platform, released the results of its latest survey of over 1,089 US workers, SHRM reports. The results suggest that employers adapt their learning programs to increase ease of learning and comprehension.
  • 90% of the employees polled by Axonify said "it is important that training is easy to complete and understand." Another 87% said "it is important to have access to training information anytime and anywhere they need it in order to do their jobs."
  •  "Employees are seeking specific and relevant information," said Carol Leaman, president and CEO of Axonify Inc., "they don't want to waste their time." While gamification is a welcome format for learning, employees want learning content delivered efficiently.

Dive Insight:

Considering the results of the survey, it seems fair to say that employees want applicable training that isn't too burdensome with their time; they have the drive to learn when given the right tools to do so.

The report from SHRM cited a survey conducted by ManpowerGroup that indicates nearly all millennials are eager to learn on the job. Employers who provide ongoing learning support, including a library of learning content that is on-demand and relevant to various facets of work roles, can expect the greatest results. Micro-learning and gamification surely have their places, too, but learning must cater to the needs of employees first foremost. 

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