LinkedIn Pronounces ‘LinkedIn Studying Hub’ to Present Extra Complete Abilities Growth Pathways
With economic activity set to increase significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and new work practices and processes accelerated by efforts to contain the pandemic and likely to affect professional progress in various ways, LinkedIn has announced that they will be launching soon A new LinkedIn Learning Hub gives individuals and companies a broader view of potential training opportunities and career advancement.
LinkedIn’s new Learning Hub, due to be fully rolled out in the second half of the year, is currently in beta, but may include LinkedIn’s full data projection, guidance, and learning capacity to highlight relevant skill pathways and career opportunities.
As explained by LinkedIn:
“The Learning Hub has all the functionality of a traditional LXP and consolidates all of a company’s learning resources, but it’s much more than that. It draws on data and insights from our Skills Graph, the world’s most comprehensive taxonomy for skills with more than 36,000 skills and more than 24 million jobs. ” Postings and the largest professional network of over 740 million members give customers deeper insights into skill development, personalized content and community-based learning. “
The new learning hub will focus on three key elements to maximize opportunities:
- Personalized content recommendationsBased on your LinkedIn profile and related job vacancies, users and companies can identify key industry trends and opportunities to maximize growth
- Community-based learning to help users find relevant mentors and network connections, along with in-house experts and colleagues who can help them improve their career opportunities and keep moving in the right direction
- Skills development insights based on LinkedIn dataUse the platform’s job vacancies and usage trends to highlight areas of increasing interest and demand, highlighting new avenues and opportunities and the specific elements required to move forward
LinkedIn has been working on various, similar tools in varying forms over the past several years – an approach that has been reinforced more recently given the impact of the pandemic.
For example, LinkedIn added last October a new tool called LinkedIn career explorer This shows possible career paths for users based on their skills to expand employment opportunities. LinkedIn also added skill assessments last September that enables users to take cross-platform tests through LinkedIn Learning to demonstrate relevant professional skills in various elements.
Most recently, LinkedIn also has a new process called ‘Skill PathThis allows employers to add additional positions to vacancies to help more applicants demonstrate their suitability for a particular role.
The new Learning Hub adapts to this, giving users more opportunities to identify potential job matches and take relevant courses to maximize their chances.
It’s a good initiative from LinkedIn and, as mentioned earlier, it will clearly be needed in the next phase of economic recovery. However you look at it, the world we are entering after the COVID is very different from the pre-pandemic situation. Business, e-commerce, the digital connection and much more will move forward significantly and redefine many career paths.
And that’s before you consider the longer-term impact on travel and hospitality that will continue to suffer for some time, leading to a major re-evaluation 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 themselves with it in various ways in order to maximize their potential.
The learning hub is slated to fully launch later in the year.