3 ways HR leaders can build new capabilities during COVID-19

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3 ways HR leaders can build new capabilities during COVID-19

Upskilling, virtual learning and other necessities during this pandemic.

By: Jeanne Meister | May 6, 2020  HR Executive

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As businesses worldwide cancel in-person training due to the coronavirus, they are overwhelmingly turning to virtual learning. Whether that means upskilling the front line or adding new capabilities to managers, most leaders agree on one thing: They must continue to provide myriad ways to add new skills while keeping employees safe.

Collaborative social learning was already on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, what we are seeing is more Chief Learning Officers experimenting with new ways  to deliver training, such as re-imagining virtual learning and offering online coaching from firms such as BetterUp and Thrive Global, as well as integrating online visual collaboration tools such as Miro and Mural to enable remote teams to participate in online design thinking sessions.

Here are three suggestions for building capabilities, based on what I am seeing from our clients as they re-invent learning and development during  these uncertain times. Read more