Evidence shows that since staff have been forced to work remotely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the skills gap is widening. To combat this and support our clients’ workers, we have partnered with online learning solutions provider, The Skills Network, to further boost the free training and development resources available on our Engage App.
Now more than ever, continuous skills development and improving employability is a big priority for many employers. Workplace training has hit its lowest level in a decade, and fewer than two-thirds of employers offer training to staff – according to the Department for Education’s Employer Skills Survey 2019.
There is a clear need and appetite for accessible skills, so developing and offering a comprehensive training function for our clients’ employees via our Engage app and making it available as quickly as possible was an obvious choice. ‘My Training’ gives our clients’ workers the opportunity to complete a range of online, certified courses wherever they are, at their own pace, and most importantly – at no cost to them.
Our customisable engagement app gives employees access to a range of benefits and services as well as access to the new training courses, such as:
Training needs to be made easily available and accessible to UK workers for it to work efficiently and effectively in today’s working world – and that’s why we have partnered with The Skills Network. Remote working and different working patterns reduce the opportunities for companies to deliver training face-to-face and support their employees with their ongoing professional development.
‘My Training’ allows our clients’ to offer their workers a complete range of online certified courses, and is another way for them to engage their workforce – while in return boosting productivity, cementing loyalty, and attracting and retaining talent that is right for their company.