Although no secret, we sometimes forget that our employees are accountable to other people - spouses, children, volunteer organizations, the list goes on.
In short, they have lives!
When they are at work, we want them engaged - but according to a recent Gallup report, 85% of them are not.
That’s a staggering number which should hopefully make you pause and think, “surely, this could be improved.”
We believe it can through a popular and simple learning strategy: online credentials.
Digital certificates and badges are now how many professionals are augmenting their existing knowledge base given the fact that traditional schooling is often cost- and time-prohibitive.
The pace of technology isn’t slowing down, and employees know they must rise to meet it.
Here’s how companies can help them.
Foster a culture of learning
The “Skills Gap” is no longer just a buzzword, its an economic imperative. As employers, we must band together to help prepare our current and future employees for the demands of industry and innovation.
Encourage continued and credible learning
Whether or not it is right, online learning is still playing catch-up to traditional degrees in terms of credibility and name-brand recognition. We urge you to be among the rising many who laud educational attainment for what was learned, now where it was learned.
Dip your toe into issuing certificates
Your company is an expert at something, why not share it with others who are interested in learning from you? By creating an online course and using Instructure’s interface to help securely issue completion certificates (through our partnership), you can create tremendous value-add. Check out this recent webinar for a step-by-step guide on how to do so.
We love that social media creates conversations that connect people from around the globe. Every day we respond to the many students who have been issued a digital credential through our program. They are proud to share what they’ve accomplished, and we’re more than happy to celebrate their achievements. In a world where brands are competing for attention, aren’t these simple and genuine exchanges a breath of fresh air?