November 18, 2019

Cornerstone Welcomes Gen Z to the Workforce with Original Learning Series

Cornerstone Welcomes Gen Z to the Workforce with Original Learning Series

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in the cloud-based learning, talent management and emerging talent experience market, announced the availability of Digital Native Advancement (DNA), a new series of original nanolearning courses that will help Generation Z, also known as Digital Natives, establish themselves at work and communicate effectively with their managers and peers.

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By 2020, 20% of US working adults will be classified as Gen Z (people born between 1990 and 1999), and that figure is expected to be even larger globally. According to Pew Research Center, Gen Z is on track to be the most diverse, best-educated and most entrepreneurial generation we’ve seen. They are also the working world’s first truly digitally native generation, meaning they can’t remember a time when information wasn’t a click away. With this increased tech-savviness comes a shift in the intersection between people and technology. In fact, 42% of Gen Zers say they interact more with their phones than they do with other people. As a result, there is a growing concern that these Digital Natives may lack the interpersonal skills required to succeed in the modern workplace.

To help organizations set their Digital Native employees up for success, Cornerstone Studios has produced a mobile-first learning series provided in a quick format that is familiar and comfortable to Digital Natives. Course topics are directly tied to professional skill development and address questions like “Is it professional to send a text to my manager?,” “How do I increase my professional clout on social media?” and “How can I best prepare for my manager 1:1s?”

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“DNA was specifically developed and designed for the influx of Digital Natives,” said Josh Schwede, Head of Learning Content, Cornerstone. “By participating in DNA’s learning path of mobile-first, nanolearning lessons, Digital Natives will learn the interpersonal skills they need to feel empowered, to contribute faster, and to ultimately succeed throughout their first year on the job and beyond.”

Some of the world’s leading organizations have already expressed interest in using DNA to upskill their workforces. In fact, in pre-release focus groups, a Fortune 500 global retailer said, “DNA is changing the traditional concepts of e-learning,” and a top accounting firm said, “[DNA] is brilliant and resonates far beyond Gen Z.”

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle.

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