1 – Technology drives training
Use of Internet, and mobile devices; for example MOOC “Massive Open Online Courses” This is a directory of free on-line learning, and is accessible to everyone. www.mooc-list.com
2 – Learning and Development “owned” by Individuals
Individual employees now taking more responsibility for their own learning rather than leaving it to their employer. This may mean self-funded training; employees may choose, for example to do a professional training certification, or an MBA etc. in their own time and at their own expense, to further their career, to build transferable skills.
3 – Organizations provide funding for learning which is unrelated to work.
The idea of this is that it encourages learning and a learning culture – as a result employees are more receptive to change. For example at Ford Motor Company, who sponsor employees to attend evening course in any subject of the employee’s choice.
4 – More emphasis on training in Corporate Values and Behaviours
Following issues with large corporates such as Enron, and Banking miss-selling scandal etc. companies realize that they need to ensure that employees know and understand what behaviour is acceptable. [Leadership must model behaviours, so that employees take their ques from this].
5 – Mandatory and Compulsory Training
To protect the individual and employer from risk including physical injury, damage to property, damage
to reputation. Short training courses are delivered in; ethics and values, appropriate use of IT, & Health and Safety. This may be delivered, and tracked using Computer Based Learning, linked to intranet.