How to customise learning programmes for every employee

| October 25, 2018

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Did you know that, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report, 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if the organisation invested in career development? Yet the same report found that employers are struggling to get people engaged with these opportunities. If this sounds familiar, consider LinkedIn’s solution: “The modern organization [sic] needs to meet learners where they already are aligning development opportunities with employee aspirations, and engaging them through the platforms where they are already spending their time.

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