Empowering the Granite State: The essential role of AI learning and development in New Hampshire’s corporate future

Alliance News, Guest Blog |

Written by:  James Aird, founder of EduPivot LLC

As companies increasingly leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance their operations, it is necessary for organizations, particularly in New Hampshire, to ensure their workforce is equipped with the skills and knowledge to navigate AI effectively. For New Hampshire companies still hawkish around embracing AI, the integration of these technologies into business operations is not just a possibility – it is an imminent reality.

Take ChatGPT, for example, a generative AI platform utilized by 57% of American workers. A recent report from Business.com revealed that only 17% of employees report their employers have articulated clear AI policies!

In the Granite State, where recruitment and retention remain difficult, employers are presented with a unique opportunity to provide training around generative AI, as both an employee benefit and business strategic initiative. New Hampshire-based companies should take this opportunity to invest in learning and development for AI – especially around responsible usage, ethics, data integrity, and privacy. 

Why? There’s more than one reason:

Enhancing Productivity

A comprehensive learning and development strategy around AI allows employees to learn how to outsource mundane tasks. As a result, employees can focus on more stimulating and strategic work. This shift not only boosts efficiency and job satisfaction but also empowers employees with the capability to make data-driven decisions.

Additionally, training employees on how to use AI to boost productivity in company workflows, project management, and beyond can really up their game. Investing in this kind of learning and development can excite employees because they see how much more they can get done.

Navigating AI Regulations

A profound understanding of AI regulations is important for mitigating a long list of risks – a list that continues to grow. Examples already include data privacy, AI bias, and other ethical dilemmas. 

A well-educated workforce enables companies to deploy AI solutions that are both efficient and ethically compliant.

As this list grows, we find ourselves in the misguided uncertainty around AI regulations. It’s crucial for employers to remain aware and agile, ready to swiftly train their employees. 

The State of New Hampshire Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has developed a code of ethics for generative AI and AI systems, highlighting the importance around these challenges. For organizations who are interested in learning and development and AI, this may be a good place to start.

Workforce Engagement

In New Hampshire, where retaining talent is at the forefront of HR talk, AI training adds to the bigger ideas around learning and development. It signifies an employer’s dedication to employee development and career progression. This is particularly significant with the compact market in New Hampshire, where professional growth opportunities may be scarce. A NH workforce that sees a clear trajectory for advancement within their organization is less likely to leave, thus reducing turnover and increasing the company’s talent pool value.


For companies in New Hampshire, investing in AI learning and development is more than just a strategic decision – it is a comprehensive approach to fostering an innovative, engaged, and ethically aware workforce. 

It will prepare companies to help navigate the impending AI-centric future and help attract top talent, especially prospects who are eager for professional growth.

For organizations without internal learning and development departments, a strategic first step is to consult a local learning agency. Learning agencies specialize in learning and development strategy, and they can create customized training programs that align with business needs.

James Aird: James is the founder of EduPivot LLC, a learning agency based in New Hampshire. He holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard and brings years of experience in making corporate training fun and impactful. He’s a go-to guy for fresh ideas in learning and development.