China - Introducing E-learning
In early 2010, Lafarge in China has launched "E-learning" training modules accessible through the intranet to tackle the priority of people development.
Founded in 2005, Lafarge in China has experienced a period of high growth and now employs more than 10,000 employees, who mostly come from state-owned companies. Training demands are therefore high.
In order to reach as many employees as possible, the China region's Human Resources department decided to develop E-learning, a training module available on the intranet.
A difficult choice given the complications sometimes faced by employees, principally:
Liu Yang offers simple solutions to rectify the situation:"We've looked up in the E-learning modules to define the relevant training sessions to our local training programs. We've also prepared some hand-out fliers to make it more visible. We have then made presentations to explain how to combine and implement E-learning to our program by organizing E-learning in small groups in order to tackle the shortage of computers."
The E-learning culture in China is on the right track. "We are considering E-learning as an interesting way of learning so we decided to carry it out in Lafarge China. Every year, we have a lot of training requirements, mainly in management", Liu Yang explains.
Moreover, E-learning really adds value in China as it participates to attract talents against Lafarge's competitors in a context of growing market. "We have been recently recognized for our training offer and E-learning is one of the key drivers in our people development."
In order to make these individual tools even more powerful, the line managers have now to get involved and work together with employees in order to find the relevant E-learning modules. Because, according to Liu Yang, "E-learning participates to improve individual and collective achievements in the company".
Lafarge University offers today 1/3 of the E-learning modules in Chinese. An occasion to encourage Lafarge employees in China to log on.