HR failing to future proof employee skills
50% of survey
respondents revealed that HR is not delivering to its full
potential in providing employees with the right training and
knowledge for their role
London, 6th September 2012 - In an
independent survey of 769 HR leaders from across the globe,
findings revealed that over a third of HR leaders believe they
cannot sufficiently prepare their workforce for tomorrow's skills
demand, leaving one in three employees feeling insecure in their
job as a result.
The survey, commissioned by Lumesse, a global leader in
integrated talent management solutions, found that 80% of
respondents agreed that employees have to learn more and faster to
succeed in their role than they did five years ago, yet exactly
half of HR leaders confirmed that they are some way from delivering
to their full potential when it comes to providing employees with
the right training and knowledge for their role.
Thomas Berglund, Director of Learning at Lumesse commented,
"With 75% of HR leaders agreeing that organisational change is
happening globally much faster than just five years ago, HR
professionals are being asked to achieve more with much less, and
to do it right now. To overcome this challenge, HR leaders need to
adopt more agile learning strategies that respond incredibly
quickly to change and that are easy to deploy across intuitive
technology platforms that employees trust. Doing so will help
organisations and HR leaders to minimise the disconnect and time
delay between 'skill need identified and learning deployed."
Further key findings:
- Only 10% worldwide believe HR is seen as an 'extremely useful
partner' by employees for skills development.
- Over 70% of HR leaders believe that employees see HR as
providing little or no learning, or just the minimum skills for
them to succeed.
- 40% of HR leaders believe that employees would not seek help
from HR if they needed to develop new knowledge or skills
- The majority of employees see their colleagues as a more
valuable resource for acquiring new skills or knowledge than their
internal Learning Management Systems.
- HR managers believe more than 30% of their employees feel
insecure in their jobs because their skills and knowledge are not
To address this challenge, Lumesse has today launched the latest
version of its cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS),
developed for organisations of all sizes. Lumesse Learning Gateway
6.0 offers a market-leading self-service capability for
organisations to create specific learner portals for each audience.
Users can change and update the portal as they go to build a truly
personalised learner experience, and keep pace with their
development needs without the need for programming skills.
Learning Gateway 6.0 also provides a comprehensive solution for
delivering and managing sophisticated learning programmes, which
can include tests and assessments, e-learning, instructor-led
training and social learning. It is fast to deploy, easy to manage
and is continually enhanced by new product releases. It is also
scalable to any number of learners and any amount of learning
"Learning Gateway 6.0 empowers HR professionals to take learning
programmes back into their own hands, by having the ability to
design, customise, publish and deploy multiple learning courses
quickly, and cater to employees of all levels and skill needs
across the organisation," commented Berglund. "Heads of Learning
can also access a wide range of drag and drop interactive apps,
custom built to ensure the fast and efficient development of new
courses in-house, without the added time lag and financial
expensive that comes with using a traditional, static learning
Deploying Lumesse Learning Gateway 6.0 offers a range of
- Market-leading self-service capability to create specific
learner portals without the need for programming skills.
- Available as a Software-as-a-Service solution and configurable
to exact user needs.
- Integrates all types of learning - including social - into
- Easy to use apps create highly visual learner portals.
- Scalable to any number of learners and any amount of
- Delivers real-time visibility into learning progress in the
For further information about Learning Gateway 6.0, its latest
features and benefits, visit the Lumesse
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