Addressing the Talent Shortage: Leveraging eLearning in a Post-COVID World

Addressing the Talent Shortage: Leveraging eLearning in a Post-COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about massive changes to the corporate world across almost every sector. For better or for worse, many things are at least somewhat going back to the pre-COVID normal. However, two important changes/challenges are here to stay: 1) labor force participation remains alarmingly low, and 2) employees have a new attitude towards work, emphasizing the importance of a positive working environment, flexibility, and career growth. 

These challenges are posing a particular challenge in the northeast, where employers already struggle with recruitment difficulties. According to the US Chamber of Commerce’s recent Worker Shortage Index, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine were all classified as “Most severe”.

For Learning & Development, this combination underscores the added benefits of employers incorporating eLearning as a perk for recruiting new talent, as well as a bonus for current employees who expect career development opportunities.

Well-crafted eLearning not only helps attract new talent, but also contributes to the overall quality of the work environment. For hiring, eLearning can be a potential draw for potential candidates who are looking for employers who invest in career development. For current employees, the same case. Additionally, eLearning provides the flexibility that workers expect. Employees can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. 

Fortunately, eLearning has proven to be a cost-effective way to provide training and development opportunities, especially compared to traditional in-person training. While eLearning does not eliminate all of the challenges with recruitment and employee expectations, it represents a significant and forward-thinking stride towards enhancing performance metrics in both these areas. 

For more information about the benefits of eLearning, feel free to reach out to EduPivot LLC. We are always available to provide a free consultation.