Utilizing an elearning curriculum as a key component of a Mainframe Workforce Training Program will always provide significant cost savings over utilizing traditional mainframe training methods alone. Savings come from lower cost of courses, no travel and related travel costs, no unproductive time away from work, more efficient use of available training time etc.
Further ROI is gained from a highly skilled and multi skilled mainframe workforce running your mainframe organization. Improved performance, fewer errors and down time, improved productivity, less delays; all a direct result of the widespread completion of quality training! Please also consider that every mainframe skill and every piece of mainframe knowledge learned arms your personnel for the rest of their careers! From an investment you make this year, you receive ROI for the next 10, 20, 30 years!
The recognition offered by IBM Digital Badges is not only important to engage talent but also to keep talent.
Employees who receive recognition are more engaged at work and deliver more output. Studies show the engagement level of recognized employees is almost 3X higher than un-recognized employees!
Studies also show workers who receive recognition are HALF as likely to leave your organization. Given the difficulties locating new mainframe talent and the hiring costs to get them, keeping key skilled mainframe personnel is vital!
Every time a mainframe course is accessed, the Learning Management System records, time, date, duration, progress, and all results. Managers have a pool of accurate, objective data showing exactly how your personnel and/or teams are performing. The data identifies any skill gaps and/or weaknesses and lets you remedy them with coaching/mentoring interventions before they can cause inefficiencies, errors or downtime.