Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa due to the accelerated infrastructure investment and the emergence of a large middle class. However, there are concerns about the current lack of talent development in management training, employability and entrepreneurial skill to sustain the growth.
While most Kenyan companies consider training and development to be an essential business enabler, they have not done enough to increase employee training opportunities, this has given rise to a skills gap especially in the area of management.
To understand the skills gap better, AMI conducted a survey with Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM) the professional body of HR practioners in Kenya on key areas of personal competency. The results showed that employees need to become more committed to the mission of the organization and their role in achieving the mission. This is a fascinating finding in that Learning & Development professionals in Kenya are keen to pioneer ways of learning that have an impact on the whole organization and go beyond the tradition use of training which focus on technical skills only.
Companies in the region recognize the need to approach learning differently but then revert to traditional methods but AMI is committed to supporting these organizations through providing solutions that tie training and development more directly to organizational results through blended learning.
Blended Learning approach offers employees control over their training which addresses their soft skills needs and behaviours thereby increasing effectiveness. In addition, the organization is able to gather valuable data on performance improvement for key decision making on talent development.
In conclusion, the AMI blended learning approach supports organizations to reduce training costs while improving company’s performance. At AMI, we focus on delivering real results for your organisation, through the people who matter – your employees. Talk to us today: firstname.lastname@example.org or +254 20 525 9561 ( Kenya) or +27 11 568 2664 (South Africa)