4 tips for making workplace learning millennial friendly

    In the war for workplace talent, creating a millennial-friendly learning program can be a company’s secret weapon.
    Make workplace learning fun by incorporating continuous informal learning.
    Leverage content,   especially video.
    Deal with legacy content—retire or go mobile.
    Embrace the future of work.

Seven ways employees are now learning

  • They are using Google and YouTube to solve their own learning and performance problems.
  • They are leveraging social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn to build their own professional network (aka personal learning network).
  • They are using messaging apps on their smartphones like WhatsApp to connect with colleagues and groups.
  • They use Twitter to participate in conference backchannels and live chats.
  • They use Feedly to aggregate the blog posts and news feeds they subscribe to which provides them with a daily flow of information.
  • They subscribe to just in time learning services to provide them with a short daily lesson.
  • They participate in online courses or MOOCs.

Source: Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

Where learning happens today

52% at the point of need
47% in the evening and on weekends
42% at their office desk
30% when alerted to updates
27% on their way to and from work

Source: 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report

 

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