In any survey of HR professionals that ask the question “What are the biggest problems that face today in your practice” you will usually find a combination of these three issues:
• Leadership Effectiveness
• Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Challenges
• HR Capability and Capacity
So in laymen’s terms, find good people, train and foster good people and have the capacity to service good people. Here are 3 quick ways that Virtual Environments can help you with these every day struggles.
Finding good people:
It all starts with attracting good talent. Recruitment firms, representation at job fairs and online tools all help attract resumes but many HR professionals believe they have issues getting their companies story out to attract the right talent. A Virtual Job Fair is a 24/7 online environment that acts as a destination for recruits to learn about your company, see what positions you are looking to fill and even allow you screen recruits during live days!
Read the IBM Destination Africa Job Fair Case Study: Click here.
On-boarding good people:
The experts say that the employee churn costs approximately 150% of the employees annual salary in lost productivity. Employees that are on-boarded effectively are 83% more likely to remain with your company for better than a year. With HR and Training capacities stretched proper on-boarding can be a challenge and Virtual On-Boarding Centers act as a starting point for all new employee training and ensure a consistent message is heard every new hire!
Marriott combined the Virtual Job Fair with a Virtual On-Boarding Center using the technology throughout the early stages of the employee’s career.
Click here to navigate a demo environment fashioned after the Marriott site. (Login: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leadership Effectiveness and Talent Management
E-Learning is nothing new and most organizations use some form of online learning to supplement training and leadership development. The fact remains that there are a lot of pains that go along with online learning including:
- The adult learners resistance to change
- Problems with users and technology
- Motivating learners
- Evaluating effectiveness
The use of an Online Learning Environment or Virtual University within your organization can address many of these challenges with conventional E-learning strategies. The Virtual Environment is intuitive and easy to navigate, provides little to no technology hurdles other than signing in and boasts a number of proven adult learning strategies aimed at motivating learners including gameification, leader boards and even price giveaways.
Participate in the The Virtual Learning Edge to learn more: Click here.