From 14th to 20th May, Learning at Work Week is taking place in organisations across the UK. This year’s theme is “Networked for Learning”. The theme invites exploration of the social, technological and partnership aspects of learning – how we can create value from networks and drive new thinking and ways of developing.
The initiative is run by the Campaign for Work and encourages organisations to “excite and engage colleagues by running special activities and stimulate and build a culture of learning in (their) workplace.”
An article in smallbusiness.chron.com in January 2018 reports the following benefits of learning in the workplace –
Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees
Addresses weaknesses – A training program allows you to strengthen those skills that each employee needs to improve. A development program brings all employees to a higher level so they all have similar skills and knowledge.
Improved Employee Performance – employees who are competent and on top of changing industry standards help a company hold a position as a leader and strong competitor within the industry.
Consistency – a structured training and development program ensures that employees have a consistent experience and background knowledge.
Employee satisfaction – Employees with access to training and development programs have the advantage over employees in other companies who are left to seek out training opportunities on their own.