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Sunrise, FL, United States, 2009/08/17 - Learn.com®, the leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity, today advanced its new Personal Edition as the complete training solution for U.S. employers valiantly struggling to compensate for legions of unskilled workers.
According to a new report, The Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce, nearly half of companies surveyed provide readiness or remedial education for new hires, but the majority report less than favorable results. Huge gaps exist in basic skills such as reading comprehension, writing and math, as well as in applied skills such as critical thinking and ethics. And to make the matter even more unsettling, most employers have no idea how much they’re spending on programs to try to remedy these deficiencies, making it nearly impossible to understand whether they’re receiving any financial benefit at all from their training initiatives.
Despite this gloomy outlook, Learn.com President and CEO Jim Riley believes there really can be a golden financial reward at the end of the remedial rainbow. “The excellence and diversity of Fortune 500 training is just a click away with the Learn.com Personal Edition, giving both employers and job seekers the education they need, exactly when they need it,” says Riley.
Job seekers and others wanting to improve career skills can take courses for specific Job Profiles, and receive a Skill Score® reflecting their understanding of the material and job readiness. Skill Scores let employers know immediately, beyond the resume, whether a candidate is job-ready. And with access to the world’s largest library of online classes in core subjects such as English and math, applied skills such as ethics and leadership and even courses for professional certification, the Learn.com Personal Edition is ideal for any organization wanting to train its existing talent base, too.
From workforce readiness training to career development, the Learn.com Personal Edition has it all, Riley remarks. “But don’t take my word for it… read our Client Testimonials and see for yourself why Learn.com was voted the best Learning Management System (LMS) for two years running by more than 50,000 readers of ELearning! Magazine.”
Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications can fully automate the employee development lifecycle from pre-hire to retire® within organizations of all sizes, from the growing business with fewer than one hundred employees; to the global enterprise managing internal and external initiatives with millions of users in multiple languages. Learn.com's unwavering commitment to understanding client needs, goals and objectives allows us to partner with our clients to help them realize low TCO and high ROI.
The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® learning and talent management suite, the WebRoom® Web conferencing suite, the PeopleCenter®, Application Builder, FormFlow® Custom Form Creation and the 1,000 title Learn2.com® online course library.
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