Employees are the wheels that keep your organization moving forward. Without your employees, you lose the team that manages daily functions, contributes valuable ideas, and invests in the advancement of your organization. Therefore, continually investing in your employees’ development and success is beneficial not just for your team, but for your organization as a whole.
One of the most impactful ways to enrich employee skills and experience is to offer ongoing educational opportunities, and the benefits are far from one-sided. Investing in the success of your employees encourages them to invest their best efforts into your organization. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, 94% of employees would remain with an employer longer if they invested in their learning and development.
Here are three ways your organization can invest in the continual education of your employees.
Make educational opportunities available
Perhaps most obviously, employees cannot engage in opportunities that aren’t there. If your organization values employee education, it is important that you make a conscious effort to find ways to provide learning opportunities to your team.
If you don’t yet have your own courses, getting started is as easy as hitting the record button. Rather than only offering training sessions and webinars at one set time, recording allows you to deliver the same information asynchronously. In fact, your existing content library is an excellent foundation for building out all kinds of e-learning experiences for employees (or even clients!).
Prioritize ongoing learning
The statistics are clear: employees want to learn. As an organization, it’s your job to create the space to do so. If you truly want employees to feel encouraged and inspired to pursue ongoing learning, it is critical that you communicate your support. And doing so requires more than words.
It’s not enough to simply say you value ongoing learning. You need to build in the time and space for your employees to actually do so. By removing the barrier of time for employees, your team is more likely to seek out educational opportunities on a regular basis.
Find and create diverse learning opportunities
Creating a learning-positive work environment goes beyond structured seminars and training courses. In fact, studies have shown that 80% of employees believe that regular and ongoing training is of more value than infrequent formal training.
Educational opportunities are most effective when learners are engaged and excited to participate. If your organization is committed to providing continuous learning for employees, then it is important that you understand what kind of training will suit your team best.
Whether it’s video-based learning or hands-on training, there’s sure to be a method that will resonate with your employees. And beyond formal training, there are opportunities to learn and grow in everyday workplace scenarios. An organization that supports continual education will look for and encourage learning lessons from team members, from clients, and through regular self and team reflection.
Continual education is key to the success and retention of your employees. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to revamp your existing learning opportunities, Allarium can help. Reach out today to learn more about developing engaging e-learning and online training courses with Allarium.