The continuing refrain in Brandon Hall Group’s research studies has been that organizations do not believe they have the people, time, or financial resources to do things the way they would like. Whether it is building and sustaining an effective and efficient learning technology ecosystem or supporting skills development for the future of work, organizations are struggling to do more with the resources they have available.
A looming possible recession means that L&D teams will have even less to work with. But for many, the learning function is already so ingrained into the fabric of the organization that outsourcing just doesn’t seem feasible. Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® Preferred Provider ELB Learning has been working with clients to ease the strain this confluence of circumstances has been creating. Rather than full-blown outsourcing, ELB Learning offers staff augmentation services so companies can focus resources precisely where they need them — when they need them.
ELB Learning’s huge, diverse portfolio of solutions and offerings means they have an incredibly wide array of skills at their disposal. Their staff augmentation services provide clients with access to those skills for both short- and long-term needs. Having on-demand access to instructional designers, eLearning developers, project managers, facilitators and more just when they are needed can help organizations achieve critical learning and development goals that otherwise would be out of reach with their available skills or headcount.
The right approach can ensure that companies get fast results with no compromise in quality, security, or support. It also means being able to rapidly shift focus as needed, without worrying about redundant or idle internal talent. In the face of widening skills gaps, a talent shortage, and economic uncertainty, staff augmentation might be the path forward for many organizations.
Brandon Hall Group has partnered with ELB Learning to deliver a webinar in September that explores the concept of staff augmentation for L&D teams. It will feature Mark Zides of ELB Learning and Debbie Wooldridge, CEO and founder of ttcInnovations dispelling outsourcing myths and highlighting the benefits of a smart staff augmentation strategy.
– David Wentworth, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group