Skills have a major bearing on workforce productivity - especially in developed economies where the majority of employees are knowledge workers. So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skills gaps and a decline in productivity?
Research conducted by Filtered last year exposed the correlation between inadequate training, skills gaps, lack of company growth and wider economic stagnation. Over 2,000 UK workers contributed to that research. 60% claimed they need key workplace skills to perform in their jobs successfully, however only 25% received training on the skills they need. 41% said they never received any form of training from their employers at all.
Chris Littlewood, Head of Science & Content at Filtered, will be addressing these and other issues at this year's Learning Technologies Summer Forum on Tuesday 14th (Olympia London, 10:30-11:00am, Theatre 3). Chris, who co-founded Filtered and started his career as a business analyst, will introduce solutions to the productivity puzzle, including staff benchmarking, key skills framework for knowledge workers, and personalized training pathways to fill skills gaps.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Chris Littlewood, Head of Science & Content, Filtered (@filtered_chris)
Chris worked as a consultant at strategy boutique Mars & Co after completing degrees in physics and maths at Oxford and Cambridge and conducting research in particle physics at CERN. He has ten years' experience in analysis and strategy development, across industries at Mars & Co and then in the rail sector. Since co-founding Filtered he has led on the science behind the product, particularly the filtering algorithm which personalises an individual’s course syllabus based on their job role, learning needs and current proficiency. His current focus is Filtered’s productivity skills framework.
ABOUT THE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES SUMMER FORUM (@LT16uk)
Designed to further develop the key learning themes from February's Learning Technologies exhibition and conference, this one-day free event is a great chance to explore the most popular topics from Learning Technologies 2016. There are two parts to the event: a free exhibition containing a packed programme of more than 30 free seminars in four open theatres and an exhibition area showcasing 36 of the leading industry suppliers; and the annual Learning and Skills Group Conference which provides a unique opportunity for past delegates and LSG members to network and continue the conversations started in February and online through the community.
To find out more about the event and to register, visit the Learning Technologies Summer Forum website.