HR Newsletter: Building Employee Skills with Microlearning


Addressing current and future skills gaps is a top workplace challenge for employers today. In addition, learning and development are key priorities for workers in today’s competitive labor market who may seek out a new employer if their current one does not offer the career development opportunities they desire.

While employers can approach these challenges in various ways, many are leveraging microlearning, which provides an affordable, feasible and time-friendly opportunity to build employee skills.

Microlearning Explained – Microlearning is done with segments of information that each average 10 to 13 minutes. Generally, information is presented in small segments that can be easily consumed in a short time span. Further, this information can be presented in various easy-to-absorb ways. Some examples of bite-sized learning include:

  • Animations
  • E-books
  • Gamification
  • Infographics
  • Interactive PDFs
  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Quizzes

Implementing Microlearning – There are several ways to implement microlearning. Consider the following strategies:

  • Reinforce subjects in which employees have already been trained.
  • Aim to teach relatively simple topics.
  • Determine which learning channels and formats best suit the need of your organization and employees.
  • Engage employees by asking them to apply what they have learned.

Microlearning is one of several ways employers can help meet their workforce’s demand and expand their employees’ knowledge base.

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