The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big HR shift is on. HR has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technology is the essential enabler of this transformation.
It is not only sensible, but necessary for the long-term sustainability of business in South Africa, and other developing nations that share our country’s great divide between the Haves and Have Nots. FUEL has undertaken an extraordinary quest over the past 20 years. One that has a strong focus on Social Change and bettering the lives of those that are considered ‘unreachable’ – either because of their literacy level, or because of their physical distance.
Traditional training and communication methods are too slow to support the needs of a workforce comprising of vast numbers of workers. They’re too expensive to provide the reinforced and sustained training required to deliver behaviour change, and they suffer from a huge risk of information loss through Train the Trainer, inconsistent messaging, misinterpretation through language or simple lack of interest as the messages flow from hand to hand through organisations.
When considering the Unreachables one has to account for their severely marginalised background: inadequate schooling, low literacy levels and a massive sense of vulnerability in the workplace leaves these employees far more likely to avoid participation in classroom learning. They struggle to read written instructions and are less likely to try new things out of fear of failure or being exposed as inadequate. The level of sensitivity required to deploy technology solutions into this environment and the change management required cannot be overstated, but hardware choice can play an enormous role in assisting this transformation.
With the FUEL training solution, we are able to use training devices to achieve a network that allows access to every person in the organisation, anytime, anywhere. These devices allow us to consistently and sustainably reach every new employee the minute they put on a uniform and represent your businesses, ensuring their development and supporting their growth as well as that of the business until the day they leave.