How can we train our staff when the skills they need are changing all the time?
Darren Shimkus, vice president and general manager of Udemy for Business, discusses how HR departments are tackling evolving skillsets through new ways of training. Online learning is becoming an increasingly popular option to address this dilemma, with an increase of 140% in enrolment since last year. 48% of online courses in the UK are technology-based, including programmes in web development, Java and app development. As well as lifelong learning, online learning can also be used by organisations to upskill staff. Popular training programmes include interpersonal communications and time management, as well as more practically relevant competences such how to use particular software, or using professional programming (for example, with accounting).