What have your employees learned today?
What nugget will they take away today that will make them more effective tomorrow, or better equipped to handle the pace?
Will it be technical, giving them new skill to add to their storehouse, or will it be soft skills to better apply and communicate those technical skills?
Whatever, your employees are front and centre when it comes to your bottom line. Give them the competitive advantage and create a culture of learning in your business or organization.
Too often I hear of employers trying to hire for all the skills they need rather than hiring employees with a desire to learn and grow. Employees who know everything there is to know about the job when they are hired won’t stick around as we all need to be challenged to do our best work.
Employees also need to learn that everyone is ‘self-employed’. By that I mean that the only person in charge of their learning and career development is themselves. Yes, some employers will pay for courses and while that is a bonus, the courses they pay for are ones they think you need for the tasks you do, not necessarily the ones that will develop your career for the future.
Over the years I have also heard employers say, “What if I spend money training them and then they leave?” They really should be considering, “What if I don’t train them and they stay?”
Building the learning culture will attract employees to your business or organization. Most people will contribute more and thrive in a learning environment.
What does your organization’s culture look like?
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