Learning and development strategy plays a fundamental role in high-impact organisations

 
CANBERRA, Australia - Aug. 9, 2022 - PRLog -- A learning and development (L&D) strategy outlines how an organisation uses employee training to achieve business objectives. Key industry leaders like Google, itsu and Yelp each have impactful strategies. The Acorn subject matter experts believe that even though these are big companies with tens of thousands of employees, the foundational principles of their strategies can be applied to smaller organisations at their own speed.

An L&D strategy is a core part of business strategy, using company needs, workforce capacity and capability gaps as the basis for personalised development pathways for employees.

Truly impactful learning and development shares certain tenets. These tenets include proactive (not reactive) training models, putting employees at the centre of business strategy, and enabling and empowering lifelong learning.

"Strategic L&D isn't a new idea, but today's technology has evolved to enable a smarter approach," said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director). "Using frameworks and learning tech to map L&D to business challenges gives you proactive and personalised pathways to achieve business goals."

In their article, the Acorn experts examine the L&D strategies of Google, itsu and Yelp. Each one has different goals, but the goals are scalable and can be applied to almost any organisation out there.

Google has an L&D strategy for continuous learning. Utilising 'Whisper Courses', they provide their managers with a series of sticky note sized tips. The move has seen Google's managers improve on their weakest behaviours anywhere from 22 to 40%.

itsu has an L&D strategy for employee experience. They made an accredited course for fish cutters. Those who completed the course got a certificate, pay rise and new title (Fish Pro). The move saw itsu shops without a Fish Pro drop from 40% to 9%.

Yelp has an L&D strategy for learning culture. They encourage team exercises like lunch and learns where staff gain experience speaking to peers about an area of expertise. A range of activations like this saw 98% of sales management roles become internal hires.

You can read the Acorn experts' full article about these impactful L&D strategies on Acorn Labs: https://hubs.ly/Q01gCVJ_0

Pursuit Technology is one of Australia's fastest growing HR technology companies. Pursuit, via Acorn LMS, takes a different view to strategically enabling HR and L&D teams compared to traditional providers. Rather than focusing on analytics after learning experience, their products use workforce planning and capability frameworks prior to any learning. By linking to a company's strategy, Pursuit products can inform organisational capability gaps and suggest education, deliver this education, then measure the impact – proving business impact by the HR and L&D team in a quantifiable way.

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