- A focus on continuous learning is among the factors driving increased employer demand for learning management systems, according to a study made available by Research and Markets Nov. 20.
- Training for new workers and upskilling for current employees is a constant need, the group said; "Organizations of different sizes across several verticals have started using corporate learning management system as a tool for employee training, employee orientation, knowledge retention, and other multiple uses."
- Employers also are using learning systems to implement new trends; they're assessing skills gaps, gamifying training and personalizing learning, the study found.
The study's findings seem to bear out what experts predicted in early 2019, that a continuous-learning mindset could reshape training tech. The old compliance model of training is falling away, they said, and it's giving way to regular upskilling — an imperative as work evolves rapidly. What's more, employees expect that training to be personalized and available on demand.
Employers appear to be betting on learning management systems to help, but those may be only one piece of the puzzle. Employers will need to foster a culture of continuous learning and use data to identify a baseline. Metrics for measuring improvement can be crucial, too.
But above all else, learning and development pros will need to find a plan that works for their individual workforce, Massimo Canonico, director of solutions engineering at Docebo, previously told HR Dive: "Understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to training is the first step to helping workers start on the path to learning."