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With its international culture and French origins, the Cegos Group has always been both a keen observer and a dedicated player in the world of work and business.
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The digital revolution and its underlying technology disruptions are sparking far-reaching changes in workers’ skills, whether technical, behavioural or line-of-business related.
Receiving the appropriate training and acquiring the necessary agility in the workplace is a crucial challenge for workers around the world. Ongoing skills development, particularly those that will prove indispensable tomorrow, is a crucial factor for future employability. Learning & Development is a strategic investment for businesses, since employees’ ability to keep up with the latest developments is a major factor in a company’s attractiveness and competitiveness. Amongst these skills, leadership appears as a strategic lever to drive transformations in organisations. This White Paper "Future of Leadership" offers a broad overview of the subject: - How to define and make the concept of leadership meaningful? - Why is it a skill that is now challenged by transformations? - How is this a lever of transformation for organisations and a factor of efficiency, collaboration and quality of working life for individuals? - What are the 7 key skills of the leader of tomorrow and how can they be developed? Download our White Paper.
To tackle the changes happening in the world of work, it is now vital for companies to step up the pace of their teams’ skills development. How can organisations anticipate and ease in these far-reaching changes, rather than simply dealing with the consequences?
Current advances in technology are challenging employees’ entire skills set, including technical, behavioural and line-of-business skills. Under these circumstances, we will have to define and construct the framework necessary for man and machine to work together intelligently and efficiently. At Cegos we have three fundamental beliefs about this: • As technologies progress, the strictly human aspects of work and the skills they entail will steadily grow in importance. • Human interaction is crucial for deep-seated learning. • In a world where it will be increasingly necessary to learn and train efficiently on an ongoing basis, our job is to embed the skills that will help engage learners and ensure that their training is effective and has a lasting impact. Download our white paper.
Learning & Development departments face three challenges today:
• Measuring the impact of professional development projects by creating a stronger link between training and individual and organisation performance; • Optimise the Total Cost of Ownership of these projects by implementing solutions that maximise the individual’s time spent at work. • Digitisation means changing usual practices (in particular classroom training) and by finding new digital methods, proving that L&D is keeping up with the digital transformation of the company. Initiatives are already underway: development of enriched classroom solutions, integration of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and free digital resources in internal training market places, mobile learning in transformation projects for example. Promising trends are emerging: adaptive & data driven learning, real-time videos, virtual and augmented realities. There is one pitfall left to be avoided: L&D managers and training organisations must strive to improve the quality and economic performance of training methods, without falling into a race to digitisation. Download our white paper.
Learning & Development function globalization and challenges
Today, Learning and Development (L&D) managers are facing four key challenges: - Meeting business demand for committed workforce sharing best-in-class practices across countries ; - Developing a genuine learning culture ; - Building an effective L&D ecosystem by selecting the right technologies, organization, providers and content ; - Keeping costs down and demonstrating business returns on training. The current globalization of business is heightening these challenges more than ever before and driving more companies to internationalize their L&D function. ATD’s 2012 survey on training across borders suggests that at least 50% of companies are in this position. Cegos conducted in 2015 a qualitative survey in 34 large international companies throughout Europe to gain a better understanding of how companies are meeting L&D challenges amid globalization. This report explores the main findings from its interviews with HR or L&D managers in those companies. We also considered the experience that Cegos’ teams have acquired through the 200 international training projects they deliver worldwide each year. Download the full report.
The Covid-19 crises, accelerating trends in terms of skills development.
The 2020 survey polled 1,783 employees and 254 HR & Learning Directors, all working in private-sector companies with 50 and more employees in four countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Essential points: Growth of distance learning and digitisation of training courses: the Covid-19 crisis accelerates an underlying trend: - 89% of European HR Directors say they adjusted their online training offer to continue training their teams during the Coronavirus lockdown, or have done since. - A total of 81% of the HR Directors questioned said that the training courses organised by their company would place a greater emphasis on distance learning than before the health crisis. Although organisations and employees anticipate the risk of skills becoming obsolete in the short-term, they are approaching the situation with clarity: - According to the HR Directors polled, the skills used in 45% of the jobs in their organisation could become obsolete in the next 3 years. - 77% of European employees fear that the current transformations will change their job content. - 69% of HR Directors/Managers plan to implement support programmes to help employees develop their skills in their current position. Employees are aware of the employability issues and show a genuine desire for learning: - 90% of employees say they are willing to do self-directed learning in order to adapt to transformations in jobs and professions. - 62% consider that the company and the employee have a shared responsibility in terms of skills development. A key short-term issue: performance learning: - HR Directors and employees in France and Europe agree on the need to provide training that is tailored as much as possible to real professional situations and individual needs. - The people involved in Learning & Development are being directly challenged by Operational Business Departments to ensure the rapid and effective development of their employees' skills. Download our press release.
Leading and Managing in the Age of Disruption
Responses and findings from the Cegos survey of professionals across the Asia Pacific region. The research focus - Technology Advances in technology are disrupting the way we do business more than ever. In order to innovate and succeed in a competitive marketplace, leaders and managers need to make the best use of new technologies. - The Human Touch Technology has a big impact on the way we work, but it is important not to lose the human touch. Organisations that reflect this ethos in their work practises and recruitment / retention drives will be the ultimate winners. - Strategy Good planning, clear communication, along with flexibility and agility, help modern organisations stay ahead of the game in an increasingly complex world. - Productivity Leaders and managers must keep in touch with their workforce and create an environment that maximises operational efficiencies and productivity. Get a copy of the full report on Cegos Asia-Pacific website.
Digital Learning Excellence Awards
The Digital Learning Excellence Awards have been organised by Cegos since 2011. They promote programmes that reflect the richness and diversity of digital and mixed-format training courses provided today in the world of business and learning. The awards cover formats such as e-learning modules, mobile learning, serious gaming, social learning, micro-learning, on-the-job learning, MOOCs and SPOCs...
Each year in Paris, the ceremony brings together several hundred decision-making professionals in HR and training and awards the most effective, pioneering programmes in the following categories: Grand Prix; Best “Job” training programme: Best "Corporate" training programme; Best "Education" training programme.
The latest posts from our experts' blogs
Blog Global Learning & Development
Reinventing employability in the digital era
The world of business is being disrupted all the time. The recent health crisis has certainly accelerated that disruption, but the need for new skills in the digital era remains paramount. In this short video, I talk about the challenges facing busin...