HR e-learning initiatives improve job prospects – BW Businessworld | Team Cansler

While many young professionals struggle to devote their time to offline courses, the e-learning initiatives of various HR companies can be accessed from anywhere, at any time of the day

Since gaining independence, India has been at the forefront of large-scale innovation in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, textiles, telecommunications and information technology (IT), among others. This has been made possible by the country’s vast talent pool and ever-improving educational infrastructure, which has helped spread knowledge to millions of Indians. Today, however, the industrial landscape has changed dramatically and technology is playing a crucial role in driving the next phase of economic growth. As a result, the formal education sector is complemented by online learning academies, helping the country’s youth learn on the go and push the knowledge frontier necessary to gain worthy employment opportunities. In celebration of National Education Day, let’s take a look at how HR tech players are bringing practical knowledge to countless aspiring HR professionals through e-learning initiatives powered by bespoke online platforms.

Creating an online knowledge ecosystem for today’s learners

Aside from online learning platforms, some HR technology companies are at the forefront in establishing dedicated online academies to provide practical knowledge of the principles of HR operations. Vital for those pursuing a career in human resource management, these academies go a step ahead by offering courses structured to meet the current needs of the industry. Online learning courses on practical topics such as recruitment and performance management, the new Indian labor laws introduced in 2022, payroll and even payroll compliance in India will help learners gain the edge needed to succeed. By ensuring these industry-focused courses are also available in regional languages, these companies are using their domain expertise to empower rural India through the power of the internet.

Enabling 24×7 learning coupled with world-class offline academies

While many young professionals struggle to devote their time to offline courses, the e-learning initiatives of various HR companies can be accessed from anywhere, at any time of the day. Developed in partnership with well-established MBA colleges across the country, these courses are specifically designed to empower learners with first-hand knowledge and equip them with the skills they need to become accomplished HR professionals. Virtual Instructor-Led Courses (VILTs) are also being developed to deliver the human touch typically lacking in e-learning-only modules. All in all, these educational initiatives are introducing thousands of learners to a new type of industry-led learning at a fraction of the cost of traditional educational institutions.

Establishing industry relevance through customized e-learning courses

Offering certificate programs in partnership with national bodies such as MEPSC and NSDC, these online learning academies are the perfect gateway for candidates wishing to become HR professionals in SMEs or large corporations. These programs are not only tailored to the needs of the industry, but are also suitable for professionals who want to improve their career opportunities in various industries. Additionally, the Certified Professional programs offered in partnership with business schools help bridge the gap between the current curriculum and actual local needs. They also enable students to achieve a more fulfilling post-graduate work experience through course content that explains HR functions throughout the employee lifecycle.

Supporting HR professionals in further training

As the industry adopts more and more new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and blockchain, there is a growing need for programs and courses that can cover these New Age topics.

Thousands of employees from the MSME segment have enrolled in these courses; something that would not have been possible a few years ago. It would only be fair to conclude that HR e-learning initiatives supported by industry could play a crucial role in upskilling India and could potentially accelerate the career path of millions of Indians before long.

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