EFS Facilities Services Group (EFS), an integrated facilities management company which operates across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey, has accelerated its mission to up-skill their blue-collar workforce through Mobile Microlearning Platform ‘Talim’ on May Day, this year.
Talim is EFS’s mobile microlearning platform in collaboration with their technology partners, MobieTrain, to empower and guide EFS frontline workers and encourage the passion for learning and development. In addition, the platform will provide diverse content to users based on self-learning, daily workflow, inductions, HSEQ and updates through one seamless in-app experience.
EFS celebrates May Day by unveiling this platform, Talim, with an aim to provide accessible, affordable and flexible education that their frontline workers can avail on the go. This initiative complements the Company’s ongoing strides in arenas of Transformation and Upskilling.
Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO of EFS says, “There is no better way to recognise the efforts of our blue collar workers than by empowering them through learning and development. Talim is one such platform that shall provide holistic learning and development avenues for employees in a digital format with flexibility and easy access.”
CEO and Founder of MobieTrain, Guy Van Neck adds “At MobieTrain, we’re proud to contribute to the vision and open learning culture of EFS to empower their frontline workers with the training experience they deserve. Together we see the value in co-creation to develop an integrated training ecosystem where the EFS-people are in the driving seat of their own career development. EFS puts a lot of effort in offering their modern workforce an inclusive way of learning where they feel supported, motivated and rewarded. We share the same goal: empowering their employees to become the best versions of themselves. By learning.”
Over the years, EFS has commemorated the first of May with multiple initiatives be it from the launch of EHSAAS, a touch of compassion initiative or senior leaders spending a day in the boots of frontline workers or mementoes and fun-day activities in their honour. “This year, EFS has added a different perspective to recognise their efforts as well as empower them through Talim that will enhance their skills and develop them and their colleagues in the long run” – says Saima Ahmad, Group Director – Human Resources.
Talim will also channelise the Centre of Cleaning Excellence’s objective to provide interactive, flexible, and engaging training programmes to equip staff with skills in the cleaning discipline in addition to other domains. The staff are expected to experience a learning journey through gamification, quizzes and storytelling that will help them understand complex activities and its application at the workplace, anytime-anywhere. “This will be an addition to our efforts to promote cleaning excellence through training” – according to Najwa Makhlouf, General Manager of the recently launched new division, Centre of Cleaning Excellence.
“This platform is a step forward in upskilling and reskilling their professional and functional capabilities,” explains to Ayesha Zain, Assistant Manager, L&D. “While our frontline workers are often skilled in their specific trades, it’s important to reinforce on-the-job skills as well as soft skills.”
Established over two decades ago, the multiple award-winning facilities service provider with Taqdeer Awards and GCC Gov HR Awards to its merit has a global footprint across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Turkey. EFS stands by the people-first approach and continues its strides in welfare and engagement initiatives for its blue-collar employees, who make up more than two-thirds of their workforce.
EFS’s technology partners, MobieTrain was founded in 2015, since then the company has transformed their customer experience insights and L&D expertise into gamified, mobile-first microlearning platform.