Attracting and Retraining Employees
In the knowledge economy, with increasingly fierce competition for talent and retention, the inability for organizations to quench this thirst for learning is a big problem. Add to that, the breakneck pace of new technologies coming into the workplace makes it difficult for us all to keep our skills up to date.
In fact, employees report that learning opportunities are more important to them when joining a company than the vacation policy. Employers, however, rank learning opportunities near the bottom of their lists when it comes to attracting employees.
With Workday Learning, we want to address this disconnect and reinvent learning in the workplace.
Learning Should Be Personal and Shareable
We believe that learning should flow freely throughout the enterprise, and that employees should to be able to create and share their own knowledge. Above all, we believe learning should be personal; intrinsically tied to each employee’s unique goals, aspirations, and career path.
Here’s an example of how a modern learning experience can make a difference: There might be an everyday procedure that’s unique to your company and critical to your business. Writing up a quick-help guide could take someone a few hours, but it could only take a few minutes for a knowledgeable employee to record the procedure on her or his screen and create a walk-through video for a colleague. Or, an executive could do the walk-through video and securely share this knowledge with employees across the company.
This is just a small example of a dynamic learning system designed to take information from a variety of sources and make it easy to view.
With Workday Learning, we’re committed to creating an experience that’s truly consumer-grade: easy, instant, fluid, and personalized. We’re working side by side with our customer design partners—leading companies across different geographies, industries, and of different sizes—to build a learning platform that meets the needs of today’s employees. Most importantly, we’re hoping to help a wide range of companies inspire and grow their people, and finally satisfy that incredible thirst for learning.