On the fourth day of appreciation HR gave to me, tools to develop the right skills

December 8, 2021 | 2 minute read
Erin McGannon
Product Marketing Manager
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As we approach the holiday season and the end of the year, many of us reflect on our year's accomplishments and think about what we want for the future. Similarly, HR and workers across the globe are evaluating what their priorities will look like for the coming year and what they would appreciate most. Interestingly, both HR and employees seem to be aligned this year.

According to Gartner, HR’s top priority for 2022 is building critical skills and competencies. The recent AI@Work study, conducted by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, found employees want technology to help identify the skills they need to develop, recommend ways to learn new skills, and deliver resources tailored to current skills or goals.

Oracle Learning can help HR provide an experience employees need and expect while building critical skills and competencies in three ways:

1. A learning experience made for each employee

Everyone's professional journey is different, so organizations must tailor the learning experience to each employee to develop the right skills for the right roles. Oracle Learning provides a centralized and personalized place for employees to view and launch their required training, continue courses already in progress, or view recommendations. Providing recommendations based on various criteria such as learning engagement history, current role, career goals, or desired skills helps employees feel supported knowing they are developing the right skills for their future.

2. Distanced, but not disconnected

As organizations shift gears into virtual or distanced workplace models, they need to find ways to keep their employees connected and foster knowledge sharing. Knowledge-sharing can be a great way for employees to promote themselves as subject matter experts or connect and learn from mentors. Oracle Learning empowers subject matter experts to record and share their content and personalized learning journeys with their peers to unlock untapped knowledge in the workforce. Teammates can ask questions, collaborate in discussion communities, and share or rate content. For example, a project-based learning community can help managers drive team-specific learning while allowing team members to learn and collaborate even if they are not in the same room.

3. An embedded learning experience for continuous development

Learning should be connected to the individual and their career journey to promote continuous development. Since Oracle Learning is unified with Oracle Cloud HCM, HR can create and launch learning paths directly to individuals or teams that need to close skills gaps or other development initiatives. For example, a new employee can receive an automated learning assignment to obtain a certification before working at a certain location. Workers feel supported with the right resources to develop themselves and stay on track, no matter where they are in their career journey.


This holiday season, HR can give the learning experience their employees need and expect with Oracle Learning. See how Oracle Learning helps you develop your talent—offering you the ability to remain agile while supporting shifting business priorities.

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Erin McGannon

Product Marketing Manager

Erin McGannon is the product marketing manager for Oracle Cloud HCM, focused on areas including learning, talent management, career development, and performance management.

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