- With the incredible growth of modern day employee learning options, human resources professionals are at the forefront of shaping L&D programs to meet the needs of employees. HR is well-suited to understanding the design that workforce learning courses should follow. Steffen Maier, who writes at EBN says that, "Design thinking is a new method being adopted by HR to meet modern employees' demands."
- According to the Deloitte and Columbia University's Global Trends in HR course poll, 79% of senior level professionals rank design training as high priority for meeting talent challenges of the future.
- Jason Wingard of Global Trends in HR says "'HR should be in control of content curation," and that all learning programs should be geared towards company objectives.
The way that workplace training is designed and rolled out can impact the employee experience, therefore HR should be aligned with learning developers from the start. HR can have a positive impact on the way that employees best learn, how they take in and view learning, and what to do with the newfound information.
Workplace learning is always going to pose a challenge for organizations, but with HR involvement it can be more productive and goal-oriented. Consider how 55% of Google's team is trained through a network of 2,000 employees, all guided by human resources. None of this could take place if HR was not supporting the effort to create a peer-shared learning culture, something this technology giant is known for and one of the reasons it has a strong recruitment brand.