- Talent retention (65.7%), training programs (63.7%), and talent attraction (58.2%) are the three topics generating the most interest for HR managers in 2023.
- Companies have found in the training of their employees, with their consequent professional and personal development, a way to retain internal talent.
- Soft skills are gaining importance in employee training, especially in terms of improving communication, team management, and leadership skills.
Madrid, 4th May 2023.- More and more educational experts have pointed out that education does not end after university. This approach is aligned with lifelong learning, a concept that understands learning as a continuous process that continues throughout life. As a result of this new educational paradigm, the percentage of people who decide to continue extending their learning in the workplace, through ‘reskilling’ and ‘upskilling’ is on the rise.
Companies have found in the training of their employees, with the resulting professional and personal development, a way to strengthen the link between the organization and the workforce and thus tackle the challenge of building employee loyalty, creating a solid team and having a low internal turnover. Sodexo’s ‘Trends in Human Resources 2023‘ report shows that the three topics of most interest to HR managers this year are those related to talent retention (65.7%), training programs (63.7%), and attracting talent (58.2%).
ODILO, the Spanish EdTech company that has created a new category in the education market, allowing any organization to create its own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem, believes that fostering the creation of a space in which the entire workforce can train and grow personally and professionally is a crucial way to retain internal talent. To address this challenge successfully, it offers organizations of all types the opportunity to create ecosystems tailored to their needs and users, providing access to a total of 4 million multi-format resources from more than 6,300 providers.
These Ecosystems adapt to users, giving them the ability to consume content from any device, in any format, and without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO facilitates the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users, as well as its unique Business Intelligence system that is capable of measuring all possible forms of learning.
It also makes specific programs available to the company to meet the needs of the corporate world and train the workforce in a comprehensive manner. Some of the programs that are having the greatest impact this year are: ‘Social, collaborative, and independent learning’, to foster relationships and coordination between teams; ‘Personal development’, to provide resources for personal development; ‘Sustainability at the core’, to promote a corporate culture that respects the environment; and ‘Diversity and inclusion’ to encourage diversity, inclusion, and equity within the organization.
An employee benefit that is becoming a strategic tool for HR and L&D departments, as it also allows them to keep up to date with the latest trends, giving them a better understanding of the industry and the work they do, and in turn, increases their satisfaction and loyalty to the employer, contributes to better performance and higher talent retention.
In this context, ‘Learning Technologies’, the main European showcase for corporate learning and technology, has been held these days in London, where the CEO of ODILO, Rodrigo Rodriguez, has delved into the importance of promoting the development of employees and how understanding how and what they learn has an impact on the loyalty of internal talent.
IT content, the preferred training option for Spanish employees
In this context of increased interest in training within the company, internal ODILO data on the behavior of corporate users place office automation content and computer and IT content as the first and third most consumed categories in our country, while the second place is occupied by content related to learning new languages. However, last year only the first of these categories, office automation content, was in the Top 7 of the most consulted.
This leads to the conclusion that Spaniards want to expand their knowledge in computer science because the labor market demands talent with a high level of innovation and technology. In this aspect, EdTech points out an increase in the consumption of resources on digitization, use of software, artificial intelligence, among others, with which the employee can increase their chances of internal promotion more quickly.
Beyond professional competencies, the information also reflects a great interest among Spanish workers in personal development, which translates into greater cultivation of soft skills. Thus, in fourth position among the most consulted contents are those aimed at improving communication skills, while the sixth most consulted are those related to team management and leadership. Between the two, the fifth place is occupied by content on business and finance.
As for the type of resource, the information concludes that 48% of employees choose the e-book as the preferred format. Two points less compared to last year, although they still occupy the first place.
Regarding consumption by type of device, computers continue to be the preferred option for Spaniards to deepen their learning in the workplace (60%), as was the case in 2022. In second place are mobile devices (39%), while tablets close the podium (2%).
ODILO is a B2B2C company, which has created a new category in the education market: Unlimited Learning Ecosystems. In this way, the firm allows any organization to create its own fully customized learning ecosystems, and offer its users unlimited access to the world’s largest catalog of educational content and create all kinds of learning experiences without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO enables the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users, as well as its unique Business Intelligence system that is capable of measuring all possible forms of learning, and also offers the advisory service of industry experts.
More than 8,500 organizations in 52 countries – including governments in Europe, North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa; academic leaders such as Peking University and top companies such as Vodafone, Nestlé, and Banco Santander – have already created Unlimited Learning Ecosystems from the more than 4 million pieces of content available on the platform. In total, ODILO is part of the learning experiences of more than 170 million users worldwide.