As economic activity increases significantly after the COVID-19 pandemic, and new work practices and processes, accelerated by pandemic mitigation efforts, are likely to affect career advancement in a variety of ways, LinkedIn has announced that it will soon launch a new LinkedIn Learning Hub to provide a more comprehensive overview, for both individuals and companies, of potential opportunities for advancement and career advancement.
Set for full launch in the second half of the year, the new LinkedIn Learning Center is currently in beta testing, but will eventually include LinkedIn’s full data projection, guidance, and learning ability to highlight relevant skills pathways and career opportunities.
As he explained LinkedIn:
“The Learning Hub has all the capabilities of traditional LXP, which brings together all of a company’s learning resources, but it’s much more. It draws data and insights from our skill chart, the world’s most comprehensive skill taxonomy with 36K +, 24M + job posting skills and the largest professional network of 740 million and more members, empowering customers with richer insights into skills development, personalized content and community learning. “
The new learning center will focus on three key elements to maximize opportunities:
- Recommendations for personalized content, based on your LinkedIn profile and related to-do lists, helping users and companies identify key industry trends and opportunities to maximize growth
- Community learning to help users find relevant mentors and network connections, along with internal experts and peers, who can help them build their career prospects and keep moving in the right direction
- Insight into skills development based on LinkedIn data, using job lists and trends in using the platform to highlight areas of increased interest and demand, highlighting new pathways and opportunities and the specific elements needed to take the next steps
LinkedIn has worked on different, similar tools, in different forms, over the last few years – an approach that has recently been stepped up, in light of the impact of the pandemic.
For example, last October, LinkedIn added new tool so-called LinkedIn Career Explorer which highlights potential career paths for beneficiaries based on the skills they have, in order to expand employment opportunities. LinkedIn has also added skill assessments last September, which allows users to take tests on the platform through LinkedIn learning to demonstrate relevant professional capacities in various elements.
Recently, LinkedIn also launched a new process called ‘The path of skills‘, which allows employers to add additional tests to job lists, to help more candidates demonstrate their suitability for a given role.
The new learning center aligns with this, providing more ways for users to identify potential job matches and attend relevant courses to maximize their opportunities.
This is a good initiative of LinkedIn which, as noted, will obviously be needed in the next phase of economic recovery. Whichever way you look at it, the world we are entering after COVID is vastly different from the pre-pandemic situation, with significant advances in business, e-commerce, digital connectivity and more to redefine many career paths.
And this before taking into account the long-term impacts on travel and hospitality, which will be affected for some time to come, leading to significant reassessments of career paths and migrations in people’s working lives.
The changes will be significant, and tools like this will help people better prepare and align with them in a variety of ways to maximize their potential.
The Learning Center is set up for full launch later in the year.