PODCAST | Covid-19 highlights the importance of continuous learning within organisations

PODCAST | Covid-19 highlights the importance of continuous learning within organisations

2021-04-22 10:57:00 AM

PODCAST | Covid-19 highlights the importance of continuous learning within organisations

E-learning can address many concerns businesses have when compiling a suitable upskilling programme

Mudiwa GavazaPicture: 123RF/OSTAPENKOIn this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the importance of continuous learning in organisations.Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Michael Gullan, CEO of G&G Advocacy to discuss the issues.Gullan says G&G Advocacy is a platform that was created to help corporates develop effective learning programmes for their staff. It was born out of G&G Digital, a digital, social media and public relations agency based in Johannesburg.

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Join the discussion: Content hosted by iono.fmGullan, an advocate for continuous learning and upskilling, says the Advocacy unit was created after noticing the lack of skills development in a number of corporate firms.He says businesses that make e-learning a priority will be well-positioned for future disruptions in their industry. “In 2020, many businesses didn’t have the right solutions to provide much-needed training to their teams. Their inability to pivot to digital training solutions resulted in severe delays in skills development and knowledge transfer. This skills deficit had a significant impact on business.”

Business Day Spotlight host Mudiwa Gavaza. Picture: DOROTHY KGOSI.Technology is a long-term solution that, when deployed correctly, can significantly address the skills gap, across all levels, in an organisation, says Gullan.By implementing learning and training through an e-learning solution, businesses can address their most common concerns, including: budget constraints; lack of employee time to participate in training; lack of employee participation and knowledge retention; lack of appropriate training technology; and lack of accurate reporting, data and detailed insights. headtopics.com

The discussion focuses on the importance of continuous learning by employees in corporate SA; the responsibility of companies in ensuring their people have access to learning tools; technology as an enabler for further learning; and the challenges people face when it comes to putting together an effective learning programme for staff.

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