How Can Companies Adapt to a Dynamic Workforce?

 

According to an article in Forbes magazine, 91% of millennials don’t expect to stay with organisations for more than 3 years ¹. This is due to the fact that they value loyalty differently. Generally speaking, Millennials and Generation Z workers define loyalty with regards to their job that means rather than being company-centric they are function-centric. They are hired to perform tasks – learn them and do them well. Once they have learnt the task, they will seek out a new opportunity which will allow them to learn a new skill, give them more responsibility ² or provide them with higher wages.

 

Therefore with a constantly changing workforce how can companies minimise their costs associated with constant employee turnover? How can they onboard these individuals quickly, shorten the learning curve and focus more on ensuring they meet all their deliverables before they leave?

 

“Therefore with a constantly changing workforce how can companies minimise their costs associated with constant employee turnover?”

 

At CanopyLAB, we believe that one of the fastest ways that companies can get employees up to speed quickly is by building a strong onboarding programme which focuses on developing employees’ competencies in areas such as critical-thinking and communication. These soft-skills allow them to navigate company culture, and understand and execute on their deliverables quickly and efficiently. Therefore the onboarding programme should reflect content and exercises which build these competencies as this will be the differentiator between having an employee who takes time to learn the ropes, and one who dives right into the deep end and begins delivering.

 

“At CanopyLAB, we believe that one of the fastest ways that companies can get employees up to speed quickly is by building a strong onboarding programme which focuses on developing employees’ competencies in areas such as critical-thinking and communication.”


At CanopyLAB, we believe that one of the fastest ways that companies can get employees up to speed quickly is by building a strong onboarding programme which focuses on developing employees’ competencies in areas such as critical-thinking and communication. These soft-skills allow them to navigate company culture, and understand and execute on their deliverables quickly and efficiently. Therefore the onboarding programme should reflect content and exercises which build these competencies as this will be the differentiator between having an employee who takes time to learn the ropes, and one who dives right into the deep end and begins delivering.

 

CanopyLAB has created an adaptive learning platform which is user-friendly for both the HR personnel or manager creating the onboarding programme and the employees as it is built upon well-known social media structures. It is a learning platform that allows learners to gain the information they need in a manner best suited to their own learning style.

 

The platform pushes the HR personnel to create multiple exercises for each unit within the course, which allows learners to prove the competencies they have gained through exercises which best reflect their learning.

 

This means that the learner can choose any number of ways to get the information required, for example, by watching a video or reading an article. The learning journey is defined and decided by them in the parameters set by the person(s) who created the course. Moreover, the platform pushes the HR personnel to create multiple exercises for each unit within the course, which allows learners to prove the competencies they have gained through exercises which best reflect their learning. Examples of exercises are asking the employee to provide 3 key-takeaways on the material or collaborating on a project with other new hires. Additionally, the platform assigns knowledge tags to each unit or assignment and this allows the HR personnel or manager tracking the employee’s progress to understand where in the learning journey the employee may need to develop his/her skills further.

 

CanopyLAB’s platform also has a social media function which allows individuals to collaborate and communities.

 

Unlike other learning platform providers, CanopyLAB’s platform also has a social media function which allows individuals to collaborate and communities. We believe this is very important as the millennials and Generation Z workforce are big on working for companies that are purpose-driven, this is almost a hygiene factor for them when making decisions about who to work and even if they are in a company for a short period, they expect this.

 

We therefore believe that by investing in advanced training platforms which develop employee competencies, companies can maximize worker output in a shorter frame of time and achieve their own objectives before the worker moves on.

 


 

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