Moving towards the future, corporate businesses are witnessing how quickly the work environment is evolving and the implementation of new technologies that are improving the way they operate and learn.

Emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR), are more commonly used to enhance employee learning. The likes of VR eliminate obstacles such as time and distance, while immersing employees into realistic scenarios. AI offers personalised, just-in-time learning that can be delivered to employees through their mobiles. Not only are there new technologies emerging for the workplace, but the dynamic of the office is changing too. Freelancing is becoming more and more popular – 64% of the workforce will be freelancers by 2020.

So, in order to prepare for the future, it is important for businesses to embrace going digital, upskill employees and incorporate a digital element into their current strategies, particularly Learning and Development.

Combining the benefits of traditional training methods, such as face-to-face classroom learning, and digital methods such as the LMS or mobile learning. A combination of the two creates a blended learning experience and the accessibility of content and bite-sized nature means that employee engagement and knowledge levels will increase over time, increasing the value of initial training sessions.

How to prepare your workforce for the future

This is where Wranx can help – as a digital reinforcement tool, it can be used in partnership with current training methods. Using AI to schedule and personalise content to each individual, it actively supports employees in their learning long after the initial training session. The most common problem corporate businesses face with training is knowledge fade. WR Hambrecht + Co. found that about 30 minutes after employees finish a training session, they will remember only 58% of the material covered.

Tata Steel Europe implemented Wranx as a part of a blended learning programme, in order to reinforce product knowledge in their employees. Andrew Barker, Head of Academy, commented that even though this approach was new to the industry, it was ‘attuned to the needs of the changing workforce demographic.’ Assessment results speak for themselves as 97% of their learners improved in knowledge in their first post-assessment. So, not only can Wranx expand the value of training investments through continual digital learning, but it creates a blended learning programme that will help upskill current employees and future-proof your organisation.

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