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Why embracing future technologies and learning tools is so important for training and HR

Amy Wheldon is a Customer Success Manager in Go1’s US Operations team. Read her insights into the importance of embracing future technologies after attending the recent Learnapalooza event in Seattle.
Amy Wheldon
2019-04-08

Amy Wheldon is a Customer Success Manager in Go1’s US Operations team. Read her insights into the importance of embracing future technologies after attending the recent Learnapalooza event in Seattle. 

I recently attended an exciting Learnapalooza event that was held in Seattle on March 28th. 

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Hosted by HackingHR and Learnapalooza, the event brought together a panel of experts in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, data analytics, HR recruitment and more.

Go1’s Caroline Brant, Global Learning Strategist, was part of the panel for the Upskilling Yourself: Future Technologies Panel & Resume Hacking Workshop.

The conversation was centered around dispelling the false sense that artificial intelligence, learning automation and ed tech are something for the future. Automation and artificial intelligence are fast becoming an integral part of operations at most large corporations.

Over 40% of large corporations are already using automation for training and HR. The ever-widening gap between companies that embrace automation, and those that don’t, will grow as learning automation and artificial intelligence are more commonly adopted according to the HR Exchange.

HR needs to move as fast as other departments to embrace the future and adopt new technologies. This is not hard and if it is, it shouldn’t be. Technology exists today to allow us to do this. Automation and upskilling is not just the future – it is today!

If you haven’t invested in modern learning tools you risk lower retention, skill gaps, lower productivity and employee dissatisfaction. 

As Caroline said during the panel discussion, “We need to be able to deliver the right content, at the right moment, to today’s workforce so they can solve the immediate challenge they are facing.”

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It was great to hear from all the panellists on the day and to see the passion from everyone involved in this dynamic industry. It’s certainly an exciting time for L&D!

Reach out to Amy at [email protected] or via LinkedIn to learn more about how Go1 can help you improve your corporate training program with the right technology.  

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