Continuous learning and development is the process of supporting and investing in your employee’s current skills, and help them acquire new skills to fill needs within the organization. It can be acquired through development programs or training.
Continuous learning offers many benefits to an organization; it aims to cultivate more productive and higher performing employees and also foster long-term growth for your entire business
Wondering how you can get your employees to commit to continuous learning and development? Try the following seven strategies:
1. Be A Role Model for Your Employees
Have higher management partake in continuous learning and development to set a precedent and create role models for your employees.
2. Allow Employees Freedom in Learning
Let your employees self-direct what they are learning and focus on topics that they find more interesting and helpful.
3. Give Your Employees Rewards and Recognition
Treat learning goals like any other goals, and give your employees recognition, rewards, and certificates for reaching certain learning goals.
4. Allocate Time to Continuous Learning
Don’t expect your employees to undergo learning and development on their own time. Set aside work time for such programs.
5. Provide Licenses and Certifications
Employees will be more committed to continuous learning if they receive licenses and certifications since these can help increase their personal value outside of your organization.
6. Build A Library for Learning Resources
With learning resources available at their fingertips and no restrictions or paywalls getting in the way, employees will be more likely to commit to continuous learning.
7. Connect Employees with Industry Professionals
Meeting industry professionals can inspire your employees and give them mentors to talk with and look up to. This can encourage them to want to learn.
There’s no doubt that continuous employee development helps the individual improve and benefits the organization. Try these seven strategies to gain employee commitment to continuous learning and development.
For more information on how Inspire CMG can increase your team's performance with training and development, contact us for your next Lunch & Learn or Virtual Workshop.