As economic activity is expected to increase significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and new work practices and processes, accelerated by pandemic mitigation efforts, are likely to influence the progression of career, in various ways, LinkedIn has announcement that it will soon launch a new LinkedIn Learning Hub to provide a more comprehensive overview, both for individuals and businesses, of potential training opportunities and career progression.
Scheduled for a full launch in the second half of the year, LinkedIn’s new Learning Hub is currently in beta testing, but will eventually incorporate LinkedIn’s comprehensive data projection, guidance, and learning ability to help highlight relevant skill paths and career opportunities.
As explained by LinkedIn:
âLearning Hub has all the capabilities of a traditional LXP, aggregating all of a company’s learning resources, but it’s much more. It draws on data and information from our Skills Graph, the taxonomy of World’s most comprehensive skillset with over 36,000 skills, and the largest professional network of over 740 million members, providing clients with richer skills development information, personalized content and community learning. â
The new Learning Hub will focus on three key elements to help maximize opportunities:
- Personalized content recommendations, based on your LinkedIn profile and associated job postings, helping users and businesses identify key industry trends and opportunities to maximize growth
- Community learning to help users find relevant mentors and network connections, as well as internal experts and peers, who can help them build their career prospects and keep moving in the right direction
- LinkedIn data-driven skills development information, using job postings and platform usage trends to highlight areas of growing interest and demand, highlighting emerging pathways and opportunities, and specific elements needed to move on. in the next steps
LinkedIn has worked on a variety of similar tools, in different forms, over the past few years – an approach it has accelerated more recently, in light of the impacts of the pandemic.
For example, last October, LinkedIn added a new tool called LinkedIn Career Explorer which highlights the potential career paths of users based on the skills they have, in order to expand employment opportunities. LinkedIn also added skill reviews last September, who allows users to take tests on the platform, via LinkedIn Learning, in order to demonstrate relevant professional ability in various elements.
More recently, LinkedIn also launched a new process called “Skills path‘, which allows employers to add additional tests to job postings, to help more candidates show their suitability for a given position.
The new Learning Hub aligns with this, giving users more ways to identify potential job matches and take relevant courses to help maximize their opportunities.
This is a good initiative from LinkedIn, which, as noted, will clearly be needed in the next stage of economic recovery. Whichever way you look at it, the world we are entering after COVID is very different than it was before the pandemic, with significant advancements in business activity, e-commerce, digital connection and more. yet to redefine many career paths.
And that’s before considering the longer-term impacts on travel and hospitality, which will still be impacted for some time to come, leading to significant re-evaluations of career paths and migration in people’s working lives.
The changes will be significant, and tools like this will help people better prepare for and align with them to maximize their potential, in a number of ways.
The Learning Hub is slated for a full launch later this year.