Information technologies in corporate training: trends and approaches

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Problem and goal. Within the framework of the study, based on the data of the “Workplace Learning Report” study, specialists from the USA, Canada and other countries, the transformation of corporate training over the past decades was analyzed, the main problems and challenges of companies/enterprises in the process of additional professional training of employees and ways to solve them were identified. The main problems of corporate training at the present time, as in the past, include budget deficit and search for free intervals in the schedules of employees for educational sessions. And the solution was the growth of online training, the use of online platforms, which made it easier to find time in the schedule of employees for training, create opportunities for flexible editing of educational content, and for managers it was easier to evaluate additional professional training thanks to the control tools built into online platforms. Methodology. However, it turned out that not all age categories of employees are ready to expand online training: older age workers prefer traditional or mixed training, as opposed to young people. Results. The study found that the degree of digitalization correlates with the size of the company: the comparative effectiveness of digital tools for additional professional education increases with the scale of the system in which they are applied: a deployed digital educational platform requires very few resources to expand to new branches and employees, rather than classical educational formats that require personal participation of teaching staff. Conclusion. The main trends in the development of corporate training in the coming years are described.

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Anna O. Polushkina

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2856-3377

senior researcher, Centre for Lifelong Learning Economics

82 Prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119571, Russian Federation


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