Consumer technology continues to evolve at break-neck speed and human resources (HR) professionals need to take note. In their everyday lives, employees experience ever more beautiful technology and engaging content. What is more, they rely on technology to get appropriate, personalised content to them when they need it, as they need it. This paper explores the implications of this for the workplace and specifically for learning and development (L&D) programmes. The argument is not to extoll the virtues of new technology for technology's sake, but to present the compelling and demonstrable business reasons why today's employee needs a synchronised content and usability experience between their personal and professional lives.