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Strategic Content: Driving organisational success

Cornerstone Editors

Content: it's everywhere. It's how we engage with the world both inside and outside our organisations.

But endless streams of available content beg the question: How do you get yours to stand out? How do you get your people to not only pay attention to your content but actually look forward to engaging with it?

The answer is simple: make it purposeful! But what is purposeful content?

Well, in short, it's exactly what it sounds like — content created with a clear and meaningful intent. It's the kind of content that isn't just about information but also aims to impact and transform. In the realm of HR and talent management, purposeful content exists at the intersection of company culture and technology. It's the driving force behind enhancing various aspects of organisational performance management.

Learning content isn't just a tool — it's the key to unlocking your organisation's potential. It's like storytelling around the campfire, warming hearts and igniting inspiration. It's a beacon of clarity amidst a sea of information, illuminating the path ahead for your people. It's also a major asset in creating your path to a future-fit strategy.

So let's examine how it can enhance every facet of your organisation's performance, from employee engagement to knowledge retention, reskilling, upskilling and talent mobility.

The role of curated content

For content to be purposeful, it has to be well-curated. Think of it as your organisation's bouquet of wisdom. As an HR team, you need to approach it the same way a florist would when hand-picking the most mesmerising flowers for any given arrangement. By selecting, arranging and presenting information that aligns perfectly with your organisational goals, you can use learning and development to elevate organisational success.

Regular content is like fast food – quick, accessible and satisfying. But curated content is a gourmet feast meticulously crafted for your organisation. Think of it as a map to employee success. It simplifies the learning journey by using the latest and greatest technology, ensuring employees can access the right resources at the right time — for both their own learning journeys and the organisation's overall goals.

Rather than having your people comb through a complex library of content, offer them a tailor-made reading list. This isn't high school — no one needs to feel like they must search high and low for the answers they need. Instead, give your people what they need when — and how — they need it.

Reskilling, upskilling and talent mobility

In the 2020s, reskilling, upskilling and talent mobility aren't just nice-to-haves, they're absolutely essential. As technology continues progressing and jobs change by the day, both you and your people need readymade and far-reaching content to stay ahead of the curve. Purposeful content is the wand that makes these transformations happen, helping people explore skill ontologies to remain at the forefront of innovation.

Don't just take our word for it.

Once insurance titan Aflac started prioritising purposeful content with EdCast by Cornerstone, they saw immediate results. Through customising learning paths filled with bite-sized trainings, they made it easy for their staff to train efficiently and effectively. That meant speedier onboarding, improved employee learning and more well-rounded people for their organisation as a whole.

The same goes for the University of Georgia and Cornerstone SBX. They're currently in the process of adding competencies and certification modules to their platform offerings. By aligning these skills, employees will have greater visibility into how they can advance in their careers, create greater internal job mobility and transform their skill sets.

Purposeful content is the bridge that connects your employees to a world of new skills and opportunities. It's a gateway to learning, evolving and moving in a way that works both for your people and for your organisation on a broader scale.

Training and compliance with purposeful content

Training and compliance should feel like something other than a labyrinth. Too often, employees must navigate mazes and jump through hoops to get the necessary information to complete their jobs. It doesn't have to be that way.

Purposeful content sidesteps all this confusion. Instead of giving your people an obstacle course, give them a guide. When you provide them with a bird's eye view of your content strategy as a whole, they'll know just where they need to go and when to be the best they can be. Purposeful content is the blueprint for their success, just as it also ensures your organisation meets all the necessary standards and regulations for compliance.

Cornerstone's curated compliance content has helped everyone, from healthcare professionals and home improvement stores to airlines and educators, achieve their training and compliance goals. The power of purposeful content is enough to help your team achieve anything they set their minds to.

The next step is yours for the taking

Purposeful content can awaken your organisation — and each of your people — to their full potential. We all need guidance to nurture our growth and help us evolve into the people we need to be. So leave behind confusing systems and endless streams of obtuse information — go for a tailor-made set of solutions instead.

Navigating your organisation's educational content should be a seamless experience. By emphasising the integration of purpose-driven content into your talent management strategies, you have the potential to spark transformation within your business.

So as you ponder your next step, let us help you along the way.

Join us in exploring Cornerstone Content Anytime, where you can enhance your skill development and experience the magic of purposeful content firsthand.

Or consider getting in touch with one of our experts. Together, we can tailor our solutions to meet the unique needs of your organisation.

In the tapestry of organisational success, purposeful content is the thread that weaves magic into every corner. Embrace it and let your organisation flourish like a garden in bloom.

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