The year 2015 has come and (almost) gone so quickly. During the holiday season, our priorities tend to shift from work, leaving a golden opportunity to return refreshed and excited for the new year of possibility. If you're a learning and development professional looking to really step up your training program this year, or maybe just more efficiently prove and increase the ROI of your department, we have some advice to share.
Based on a survey of current workers of mixed generational demographic we conducted this past October, we know that 67% of learners report increased job satisfaction when their employer offers frequent learning opportunities. You're probably already offering plenty of opportunities, but are you offering the right ones?
Additionally, 94% of that same group of respondents say that mobile and digital access to their print-based training materials is either important or extremely important to their overall job satisfaction.
Turning a spotlight on to the Millennials, 58% of our Gen Y respondents say mobile access to their training materials improve their overall job performance.
So, what is the best way to maximize your ROI in learning and development?
Make sure you offer digital and mobile delivery in addition to your print-based materials. Our studies show that as the technologically-inclined generations like the Gen Xers, Millennials, and the coming Gen Z enter the workforce, they have a different set of expectations than ever before. Not only do our findings show that they want digital delivery of materials, but they are coming to expect it.
Moral of the story, if you want to increase the ROI of your L&D strategy you must adapt. Adapting to technology in your training will help attract employees of higher quality, and keep them for longer.
Since 3 out of 4 employees will be Millennials by 2020, we have limited time to adapt. Make 2016 the year you refresh your training materials and revive your training strategy to maximize ROI!