In the face of daily headlines and economic reports detailing high rates of unemployment, companies today are experiencing an even bigger challenge.
According to SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, there is a skill-level gap in our workforce that accounts for up to 80 percent of the jobs that go unfilled in our country. Workers are looking for employment, but they lack the specific training to fill open jobs. Many of these reported positions are in high-tech fields such as IT, scientific research and complex manufacturing, but others are in areas that require relatively little specialized training to fill.
So what are companies to do?
With such a willing and able workforce available, many companies are beginning to hire candidates that may not possess the exact competencies needed, and are then training them internally. This method of taking on under-qualified candidates can be risky, but companies are finding ways to reduce both the costs and risks involved.
One way they have found to do this is by using a Social Learning Management System (LMS). The award-winning TOPYX® Social LMS provides a way for companies to train new-hires inexpensively, and using automated methods. In addition, these newly hired workers have access to a complete roadmap of their job duties, expectations and role within the organization. And since TOPYX is truly a social LMS, they also have virtual access to the experts and trainers that will help them to quickly develop the skills they need for success.
By implementing the TOPYX Social LMS into their on-boarding process, companies can not only direct and manage their new employees’ training programs; they can monitor their progress via access to skills assessment results. In this way, they are ensuring both their investment in the new employee, and the success of that valuable asset.
TOPYX Social LMS has garnered numerous awards and recognition from some of the most respected organizations in the industry, including:
To find out how your company can benefit from all that TOPYX has to offer, request a customized demo today. Hiring and training new workers will always be a challenge for organizations. Learn how you can make the process easier and more effective. Your new workforce is waiting – are you ready?
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications