The way employees learn and develop skills is changing. Training is becoming more remote and more accessible to adapt to a changing modern workplace.
Nick Edwards, director at software company Papaya, a sponsor of the upcoming The Flexible Workforce Conference 2013, explains how remote training systems can not only make skills learning more adaptable but also more efficient.
“One of the things I like about our system is that training is such a key requirement for businesses but bringing in the flexibility where people can take training afternoons off where they can try it from home, in their own environment, will in theory give them far better understanding than trying to rush a training process.
“The application is designed that it can work anywhere, any place, on any device. In some places it can even work offline.”
This allows employees to track and review their own progress. It also gives management the chance to follow that progress and assess an employee’s skill sets. So while the training system allows great flexibility it also offers the control that comes from knowledge.
Edwards highlights change to businesses as a massive challenge, which is exactly what Papaya’s systems are designed for.
“The challenge is bringing the change into businesses. Businesses are still quite challenged on bringing in applications and they are still very behind your desk, computer driven. Businesses are more and more bringing in the iPad and the smartphone to be able to do things more online.”