Newsletter - October 2020 - Digital training, the key to success
Newsletter October 2020
Technology is changing and evolving faster and faster. In this changing landscape, it has never been more important to have the tools and skills to adapt, with agility. Digital training, both to reduce the digital divide, but also to support workers at every stage of their career path and keep them up to speed, is essential. As a digital company, isahit is committed every day to give its employees the opportunity to be fully involved in this changing world.
According to INSEE, 38% of French people lack certain basic skills such as information retrieval, communication, or the use of software. A social and societal problem that highlights a deep digital divide, but also an economic one, as it reveals France's delay in training its working population in digital technology. According to theDesi indexpublished in June 2020 by the European Commission to measure the numerical performance of EU countries, France ranks 17th :
Make a virtue of necessity
One of the challenges for companies therefore lies in the continuous training of their employees at every stage of their career in order to combat the obsolescence of skills. According to a study by McKinsey, they are not ready: "only 28% of managers consider that effective action is being taken to solve this problem". Human capital is becoming a major competitive factor and it is therefore important to prepare employees by bridging the digital skills gap. Some companies have understood this and the pandemic has only accelerated this awareness:
An investment that makes sense: in a study entitled "The usefulness of professional training in the face of the digital revolution", economists Nathalie Chusseau and Jacques Pelletan of the Sapiens Institute estimate that training 10% of the French working population, i.e. 3 million people, in digital technology for 6 months would immediately increase GDP by 2.5%.
Isahit: Formation in the genes
At isahit, training is an integral part of our operation: before each mission, the hostesses are trained to its specificities; but also of our philosophy: we want to be a springboard, to give each of our hostesses the necessary digital baggage so that they can fly on their own wings. We therefore set up training modules on very specific points, linked to our business, but also on more generic knowledge. We are also working on a KPI system to better follow their evolution, take into account the acquisition of soft skills, and thus better support them. Finally, we rely heavily on exchanges within our community to generate mutual support. It's still our supporters who talk about it the best:
Kanto - Madagascar
"Isahit allows me to learn on a daily basis through the different missions and to finance my project: to create an association to help unemployed young people who can't handle a computer and to help them train themselves. »
Ines - Senegal
"Every new project brings me new skills such as using video editing software. By collaborating with isahit, I can finance my two projects: to complete a master's degree in digital communication and to create a digital platform to offer training to the girls in my village. »
Albertine - Cameroon
"The opinion moderation project I'm working on allows me to refine my analytical skills. I need to be able to verify the authenticity of an opinion or information based on a history. More generally, isahit allows me to improve my ability to work in a team and to familiarize myself with management and sharing tools. »
A word from Isabelle: "With our new Data Residency offer, we will be able to pursue our training mission here in France. We are already in discussion with SSE players to get people who are far from the digital world on the train. An inclusive technology: it's possible! »
One more year of annotating and cleaning thousands of data. One more year of assigning, monitoring and controlling tasks. One more year of supervising and monitoring hundreds of projects.
Since isahit's creation, we measure yearly the social impact generated on our community with the help of a firm specialized on the topic. In 2022, we went even further by developing our own impact measurement indicators to assess - in the future and on an ongoing basis - our impact and the impact generated behind each of our clients' projects.
Depuis la création d'isahit, "l'humain" a toujours été au cœur de notre mission. Aujourd'hui, notre communauté comprend plus de 1400 femmes originaires de 41 pays différents; et leur diversité est notre plus grand force. En cette rentrée de septembre, nous avons souhaité aborder les sujets de diversité et d'inclusion en entreprise, pourquoi est-ce important, quelles politiques les entreprises peuvent mettre en place et comment les promouvoir en interne.
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