A Gallup poll indicates that disengaged employees cost the global economy $7-trillion USD in lost productivity each year.

To address this concern, more organisations are showing support to their employees by offering learning and training opportunities that keep them engaged, feeling valued and helping to grow their professional development — especially during the global pandemic.

Businesses are evolving and, with the pandemic, there is an urgent need for them to address employee engagement that adds growth through learning and training. Digital learning and online training are flexible and effective methods for employees choose to learn in their own time.

In addition to being online, G&G Advocacy makes strong use of microlearning through our bespoke methodology called Content Capsules™, which are specifically tailored to the needs of adult learners and helps to produce deeper, more effective learning experiences.

Digital learning and training opportunities cater to time-strapped employees and challenge them to learn, improve and excel continuously. These digital learning and training opportunities also make it easier for employees to retain the information they learn.

It empowers them to integrate and implement their learnings, boosting employee performance and overall innovation in organisations. Here are three ways that continuous learning can benefit employees and organisations.

1. They will stay relevant

Employees remain at the forefront of developments in their industry and beyond. By accessing digital learning and training opportunities, employees can diversify their skills, which will benefit their professional development.

2. It will build confidence

Employees feel a sense of accomplishment when completing learning and training programmes, which boosts their confidence. Their enhanced confidence makes it easier for them to apply the learnings and it will also push them to step out of their comfort zones and embrace new opportunities within their organisation.

3. Learning levels the playing field

By making digital learning and training opportunities available, organisations can also bridge the critical digital skills divide across the business. Each employee will be able to upskill themselves without the fear of being stereotyped. This can foster a positive attitude in the workplace and boost employee productivity.

Businesses that prioritise digital learning and training opportunities will reap the benefits of employees' professional development and their employability skills. These organisations will also be identified as employers of choice who show their commitment to people, as well as to growth.

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