Learning is the bedrock of career development, serving as a stimulus for employee growth and organizational success. It helps keep talent around, too.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, more than three-quarters of employees (76%) say they are more likely to stay with a company that offers continuous training.1 However, only 59% of Workleap Officevibe respondents state that they have a development plan to improve their skills. And 28% of respondents rate their level of access to relevant training as poor. 
Not enough employees feel they’re getting the help they need to grow. And Workleap Skills’ newest training feature tackles the problem. It makes sure employee have access to the training they want and need, directly linking learning to their career development.  

Listening to our customers 

At Workleap, innovation is driven by the voices of those who use our platform daily. We developed our latest feature inspired by direct feedback from our customers, who expressed a need for a more integrated approach to training within our career progression tools. Recognizing this valuable insight, we set out to create a solution that addresses this need and enhances the overall user experience. 

New training feature overview 

The new training feature simplifies and automates how training activities are incorporated into employee growth plans. With this update, managers or employees can now effortlessly add training directly into growth paths, bridging the gap between skill development and career progression. This feature supports internal and external training sources, providing a broad spectrum of learning opportunities catering to diverse needs and learning preferences.  

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Simply add the URL to the training activity you want to assign, whether it’s a YouTube tutorial, LinkedIn course, or a company-created program from your very own LMS, and it is automatically assigned to the employee growth plan. 

The benefits: A win-win for HR managers and employees 

For HR managers, this new feature significantly reduces the time and effort required to plan and manage training activities. Offering a direct link to relevant training options streamlines the process, making it easier to ensure that employees have the resources they need to advance their skills and careers. Employees, in turn, benefit from the accessible, personalized training recommendations that are directly aligned with their growth goals, fostering a more engaged and empowered workforce. 

Other benefits include: 

  • Improved learning curve: The employee growth plan identifies skill gaps and now gives employees the tools they need to bridge the gap. The plan can be detailed and tailored to the individual learning preferences, pace, and required credentials, all from one place.  
  • Data-driven insights: Embedded training features can collect data on how employees interact with the training content. This data can be analyzed to identify common challenges, measure the effectiveness of the training, and make informed decisions about future updates or enhancements to the technology. 
  • Increased adoption: Easier and more efficient access to training resources can lead to higher adoption rates and more effective use of your organization’s training programs. 

The new training feature creates a more seamless, efficient, and effective learning experience that benefits both the employee and the organization. It helps support the organization’s efforts for learning and development while making the most of the tools available.   

Training as a foundation for career development

Identifying skills gaps and mapping out career progression are crucial steps to support employee growth and organizational success, but it only lays out the plan so far. Incorporating training into the process ensures that you’re equipping your teams with the necessary tools and knowledge to perform their roles effectively, adapt to new challenges, and seize career advancement opportunities.  
Beyond skill enhancement, training fosters a culture of continuous learning, increases job satisfaction, and enhances employee retention by demonstrating an investment in their personal and professional growth. 

The simple training feature packs a big impact. We invite you to explore it and see how it can make your organization's training and development initiatives more streamlined and effective. The new training feature is available to Workleap Skills customers today. To get started, either create your free account or book a demo with us, and a product expert will assist you every step of the way.

  1. 2022 Workplace Learning & Development Trends Report, The Society for Human Resource Management ↩︎

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