The events of 2020 significantly altered the way modern workplaces function today. Businesses in nearly every industry had to learn to adapt quickly to survive. As we begin to think about moving forward, organizations are developing new learning strategies to increase their preparedness, business agility, and training effectiveness.

Training and development play a crucial role in these plans for many companies today. 72% of executives in a global survey for 2021 identified reskilling as a top priority (1). In this article, we will share some of the best ways an outsourced training provider can help set your organization up for success moving forward.

Developing a Post Covid19 Learning Strategy

An outsourced training provider can help your business develop a long-term learning strategy that gets results. An outsourced learning partner will have the resources, experience, and tools needed to set your business up for success. There are two specific ways an outsourced partner can help your company develop a winning strategy for 2021.

  • Using an outcomes-based approach to close knowledge and performance gaps

  • An experienced training company will analyze and identify the current gaps that need to be filled by training to help the organization achieve its goals. Identifying the right learning objectives to support key business outcomes is critical to its success.

  • Aligning learning objectives with business goals

  • An outsourced partner and instructional designer can also help you develop training programs strategically aligned with your business goals. Each piece of learning content will be focused on bridging the knowledge gaps needed to improve performance.

Increasing Business Agility

The impact of Covid19 left many organizations looking for ways to increase their organization’s ability to adapt to change quickly. It is expected that the business environment will continue to be disruptive in 2021 and beyond. An outsourced training provider can assist businesses with increasing agility in a couple of different ways. Outsourcing can make it easier for businesses to scale their learning projects right when they need it most.

  • Improving scalability

  • Today it is not uncommon for an organization to have fluctuating needs. The same business may need a few short refresher courses at one point and then develop the need for a large-scale eLearning program for all of their remote teams, all within the same year. Hiring and training an in-house team can take a considerable amount of time and money. When you outsource, your provider will have the resources necessary to assign the appropriately sized team to finish your projects on schedule, big or small.

  • Increasing speed to market

  • Today’s marketplace is constantly changing, and these changes can happen quickly. The faster your organization can be trained to adapt, the more likely you will turn a challenge into a competitive advantage. An experienced provider in the training marketplace or a managed learning services provider will have the tools and experts needed to speed up the turn-around time of all your L&D initiatives.

Improving the Effectiveness of Training

  • Training industry experts and tools

  • An outsourced training partner will be able to readily provide you with experienced training experts and the technical resources needed to develop high-quality learning experiences for your employees. They will know how to use specialized tools for content development and delivering training seamlessly. Having access to professionals and professional tools will significantly improve the effectiveness of training.

  • Measuring and optimizing learning and development initiatives

  • Even the best training programs need to be measured for effectiveness, updated, and optimized to ensure the best results. An outsourced training partner will use a strategic process and tools such as surveys and learning analytics to measure the effectiveness of your employee development programs. By analyzing this data, they will help you make data-informed improvements to help you get the most out of your training investments.

Final Note

In a recent Deloitte 2021 trends survey, more than half of executives shared that “the ability of their employees to reskill, adapt, and assume new roles” was one of the essential factors in their organization’s ability to navigate disruption. What is even more interesting is that in the same survey on 17% of executives felt that their organizations are ready to adapt and reskill their employees (2).
If you are like the many other businesses looking to improve their organizations’ ability to adapt to change and train their employees, outsourcing might be the solution you are looking for.

Learn more about training outsourcing and read the eBook, Managed Learning Outlook for 2021.

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