In an age where there are more opportunities than ever available, employers must adapt their approach to recruitment and employee benefits.
It is no longer enough to provide employees with just a salary, no matter how competitive that salary may be. In fact, 80% of employees would prefer a job with additional benefits over the exact same job with no benefits but a 30% pay increase. It also makes a world of difference when potential employees know what type of workplace environment they may be entering.
Employees feel most fulfilled in their work by learning and developing their skills. Sir Richard Branson runs his businesses by the motto:
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”Sir Richard Branson
Learning to succeed
One of the key elements in creating long-term success for your business is cultivating a forward-thinking attitude in employees, rather than strictly adhering to the status quo. To do this, a robust learning culture is fundamental. Learning-focused businesses are less scared to take risks and innovate, and therefore have a competitive edge in their market. Employers with a strong learning culture see improved employee performance and engagement. But a strong learning culture not only increases your current workforce, but it can also attract and retain top talent by making your company an employer of choice.
So, how do you start to cultivate a learning culture within your workplace? Some obvious solutions are by implementing training and online courses, but it can also be as simple as examining processes and mistakes. Evaluating what works and encouraging a mindset of continuous improvement will go a long way to develop the skills of your workforce. Not being afraid of making mistakes is also key, as that’s how you know you’re taking risks and innovating.
We at Academii have a large pool of e-Learning content that can be easily implemented into your workplace to begin building a stronger learning culture today.