16th December 2019: LinkedIn Learning’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report states that in 2019, 59% of talent developers spend more of their budget on online learning than they did three years ago, and 39% say they spend less on instructor-led training (ILT).

Rapid advancement of technology has led to the need for the employees to adapt to these new age technologies. Learning and development has become the need of the hour and the primary focus for the today’s organisation. The organisations are taking initiatives to upskill their employees in the form of online classes, blended learning format, regular assessments, etc with an objective to enhance learning and development of the employees.

Here are few companies which are helping the employees in learning and development initiatives!

Udacity: Udacity is a silicon valley based lifelong learning platform that co-creates industry ready courses with leaders to prepare today’s workforce for the Jobs of Tomorrow. With a motto to impart lifelong learning across the globe, they have proven to be one of the best options for re-skilling and up-skilling on both Consumer and Corporate learning segment. The Company aims to rectify the skill gap in an organisation through its varied set of courses/nano degree and plans to enhance the productivity of the organisation by filling those skill voids. With corporate partnerships across various sectors, the organisation is believed to change the learning landscape in India in the corporate industry and plans to prepare organisations for the Jobs of tomorrow.

Mercer|Mettl:  Mercer|Mettl is one of the leading talent acquisition and development platform in India that delivers efficient, cost-effective and technology-driven skill assessments that help organizations build winning teams by taking credible people. Mercer|Mettl offers a series of tech-driven assessment options to the companies to find out the skill gap issues and then raise a red flag where the company need to focus and work on towards development. The Company has partnered with several corporates from different sectors and is actively working towards enhancing the capabilities of HR department across corporates sector.

Edx– Reskilling – Leading massive online course provider Edx, it caters students with a presence in various countries. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. Acting as virtual tutors to a large number of students they are deeply committed to understanding the barriers that learners face when looking to advance or change their careers.

Udemy: Udemy is a global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting students everywhere to the world’s best instruction anywhere. Udemy employees live out our values every day as learners and teachers ourselves. Our culture is diverse, inclusive, and committed to personal and professional development. We’re not afraid to take on a new challenge, and we love taking Udemy courses!    

Skillsoft: Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Leadership Development, Business Skills, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer and Compliance. Percipio, an intelligent online learning experience platform delivers an immersive learning experience. It leverages highly engaging content, curated into over 500 learning paths (channels) that are continuously updated to ensure learners always have access to the latest information.Skillsoft trains more professionals every day than any other company in the world. Skillsoft has over 120,000 pieces of content including 7,000 courses, 65,000 videos, and 46,000 book options and counting. Skillsoft eLearning programs help ensure organizations’ employees have the most up-to-date knowledge on their most critical subjects at a fraction of classroom training costs. Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500.