New mobile app supports social, on-demand micro-learning to enhance learning experience for the modern worker and maximise business performance.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 24 August 2017 – PageUp, a leading multinational Talent Management Software-as-a-Service provider, is set to make learning highly contagious for the modern workforce following the launch of its Everyday Learning App today. The app comes in response to changes in the way people are learning and consuming content in the digital age, enabling employees to easily capture informal, micro-learning and on-demand content from the web and share it with their peers.
The PageUp Everyday Learning App breathes new life into traditional learning and development (L&D) programs by fostering a self-directed and collaborative learning culture that encourages employees to drive their own learning, anywhere, anytime.
Dayne Nash, Chief Product Officer at PageUp, said “the rise of the millennial workforce, changing demographics, and advancements in technology has increased the impetus for HR and L&D professionals to give way to informal methods of delivering learning and make it available when and where employees want it.”
“We’re currently experiencing a revolution in learning that’s long overdue. The rapid pace of change in the workforce is calling for continual learning, unlearning and relearning of skills and relying purely on formal training sessions and standardised course-based learning is no longer enough,” Mr Nash continued.
“While formal workplace learning methods still have their place, for learning to stick in the digital age, it must be whenever, wherever, simple, social and spontaneous. Employees are already consuming and digesting information outside of work through mobile technology and we’re seeing that cross over into the workforce as they share their learnings with their peers.”
“The PageUp Everyday Learning App makes it possible for employers and managers to harness and track the network effect of highly shareable micro-learning content, such as online videos, articles and blogs. Learning and development as we once knew it has the potential to gain traction organisation-wide, and go viral. Employers stand to reap the benefits of higher engagement, retention and productivity,” Mr Nash explained.
Research shows at least 80 per cent of work-related skills are learned on the job or informally1, but only one in five organisations spends even 10 per cent of its L&D budget on informal learning methods2, suggesting organisations have some catching up to do.
PageUp’s Everyday Learning App is designed to help employees take ownership of their learning journeys, in conjunction with formal organisation-led training, and helps businesses deliver a continuous, every day learning experience. Through a simple and easy to use interface, employees can seamlessly access information on-demand, on any device, store it, and selectively share it with peers across the organisation. All of the learning content captured and shared via the app is visible for managers to see and report on, giving them a more complete picture of the learning consumed by their team.
“Our latest talent management innovation reflects our mission to create technology that people love to use,” said Mr Nash. “The app provides a simple, mobile-optimised, employee-centric experience so that users can learn on-the-go – accessing the right type of content at the right time, in the right way. We see this as a logical next step to helping our clients benefit from the value that informal learning, together with their formal L&D programs, has to offer.”
Key features of the Everyday Learning App include:
- In-app Search and Add Functionality: Employees can search for and add learning content from within the app interface itself.
- Directly Add Content from the Browser: Employees can add learning content directly to the app from their mobile browsers through an iOS or Android share extension.
- Easily Accessible Personalised Learning Content: Have all captured and personalised, informal learning housed in your employee’s development plan, accessible on both the app and on their web-based, PageUp LMS interface.
- Share Learning with Peers and Team Members: Share functionality empowers employees to share relevant learning content with colleagues or direct reports.
- Track and Measure Informal Learning: Administrators can track and report on all informal learning undertaken and shared, via robust analytics dashboards and tools.
1.Learning, Employees take charge, Bill Pelster, Josh Haims, Jen Stempel, Bernard van der Vyver, February 29, 2016, https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/focus/human-capital-trends/2016/fostering-culture-of-learning-for-employees.html.
2. Informal Learning: The Social Evolution Whitepaper, ASTD Press, January 2013, https://www.td.org/Store/Product?ProductId=23950.
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PageUp is a global talent management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, offering a strategic talent management solution, delivered via the cloud. PageUp creates technology designed to help organisations streamline their people processes and strategically align their human resources across borders, business units, cultures and languages, to execute on corporate objectives.
The PageUp award-winning, SaaS solution unifies Recruiting and Onboarding, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Compensation, Career Planning and Succession Management, with Advanced Workforce Analytics running across all modules. Accessible on any device, the PageUp platform empowers employers and HR personnel to overcome the talent management challenges that are inherent in operating across both developed and emerging markets.
Co-founded in 1997 by Australian-born, Karen Cariss – the company’s driving force and CEO – PageUp has since expanded globally to support both local and multinational organisations, including several Fortune 500 employers. Its solution is accessed in over 190 countries by clients across diverse and multiple industries including banking, mining, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, education, governmental and non-profit organisations. PageUp serves its global client base through offices in Melbourne (headquarters), Sydney, New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila.
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