Online training is critically essential in attempts to close the skills gap

Neil McGough, the General Manager of Questionmark

Online learning can combat the “great resignation” and close the skills gap, according to a new report from Questionmark, the online assessment provider.

Some 20 million United States of America workers quit their jobs in the latter half of 2021. This created problems for firms that have struggled to replace them.

Questionmark’s online learning program effective

The Questionmark report, “Solving the Modern Skills Shortage in 2022”, says employers can boost engagement and retention by offering training and career development opportunities.

While online training was often introduced as a quick fix solution at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to an effective development strategy. Firms are increasingly adopting hybrid working arrangements whereby employees spend more time working from home.

The online learning experience needs to be as effective as possible to maximise engagement with learning and give people the skills they need to develop their careers.

Neil McGough, the General Manager of Questionmark offered his insights, saying “Online learning is most effective when it is regularly assessed with quizzes, tests and exams.”

“Assessments give learning a better structure, creating short term goals to work toward.”

“When training and education take place remotely, it can be harder to gauge whether people are keeping up. Short tests show whether or not learners are making progress. When people are struggling, course leaders can introduce extra support.”

Questionmark effective for hybrid and remote working

The Questionmark platform enables learning program leaders to assess an unlimited number of people from anywhere in the world. It is easy to create and adapt assessments.

The platform compiles results making trends and patterns easy to spot. When the stakes are high, the platform provides proctoring or invigilation options to guard against cheating.

Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments.

Questionmark provides a secure enterprise grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organisations globally, delivered with care and unequalled expertise.

The online assessment tool and professional services help clients to improve their performance and meet compliance requirements. Questionmark enables organisations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.

Questionmark offers secure powerful integration with other Learning Management System, Learning Record Store and proctoring services, making it easy to bring everything in one place.

Questionmark’s cloud-based assessment management platform offers rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited data centres in the United States of America, Australia and Europe.