HR Dive: 3 Leaders on Crafting a Remote L&D Program
April 2, 2020
As the pandemic forces millions of workers to hunker down for an indefinite period of time, workplaces have become remote by necessity. This means work-related activities, including learning and development, have also gone remote.
Employers with robust L&D functions know that workers need to keep growing even during exigent circumstances, both for their own professional development and to master needed on-the-job skills. In fact, some experts view it as an opportunity. “Innovation in online learning and development is the biggest opportunity that will emerge from this crisis,” said Drew Remiker, senior instructional program manager at NovoEd, speaking to HR Dive via email.
“Companies that have been resistant to moving select workshops and legacy development programs online will find that they can conduct these programs in a digital format with greater impact, more engagement and at a lower cost.”
Along with hand-washing, disinfecting, and social distancing, Zoom has become part of life for many during the pandemic. However, the initial thrill of seeing distant colleagues on video conferences has given way to fatigue, anxiety, and distraction as we struggle to stay engaged.