iLESSONS LAUNCHES TO TURN AROUND SKILLS SHORTAGE
Have you ever walked into a restaurant or café, sat down, twiddled your thumbs for a good 15 minutes, looked around, then noticed you were the only customer and not once had an employee come to check and see if you needed anything? Part of the reason for this increasing deficiency in customer service can be attributed to the lack of training being conducted in organisations. So if a company doesn’t adequately train its employees, perhaps the employees can take the initiative to train themselves. That is the core concept behind iLessons, a new product being launched to help with the skills-shortage.
A recent global survey found that ‘134,000 people found that in Asia-Pacific alone, 75% of Gen X workers would be prepared to pay for training to upgrade their skills, compared to 71% of Gen Y, and 69% of Baby Boomers.’
iLessons revolutionises the basic idea of training by offering individuals a library of online, soft-skills-training films available for purchase on a pay-per-view basis from as little as $2.99 per view. Accessible online or through the new iPad, there are over 250 films on the subjects of communication, the art of selling, managing time and people, boosting reception skills, handling discrimination, and more. iLessons addresses the skills-shortage problem head on: if companies don’t have the resources to train their employees, the employees can do it themselves with minimum cost and maximum return.
“People are ready for this product. During the collaboration we knew that we wanted to design a product that would aid in the education of Australia, in order to further our employees’ growth in interpersonal skills, but it didn’t stop there. The product is being offered globally.” - Joe Screnci, Chairman of JRS Global Group
Over the course of the year 2010, Australia has not been alone in experiencing an increasing skills shortage. The abundance of media coverage on this topic has highlighted the skills gap all over the world not only for hard or learned skills, but in soft skills too.
Unfortunately, not all people are taught adequate soft skills early enough either in their work careers or personal lives. This means that it is often up to each employee to find the training elsewhere, and iLessons allows consumers to do just that.
As of the beginning of this year, iLessons has been launched throughout the nation in order to share quality insight on central business skills in an effort to turn the shortage in the opposite direction. They are available at www.iLessons.tv.
Find out more about iLessons by contacting Mind Resources.
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