Training is Now LAW

Training is Now LAW
20 May 2015 John Moore

Did you know that this week learning and training has become the LAW? You need to know the consequences for not following the LAW for businesses because they are severe.

Consequences of the LAW?

The consequences of not following the LAW range from lower staff productivity, increased staff turnover, higher cost of waste and mistakes to missed opportunities, lower employee engagement and motivation, lost talent and under-utilised skills and even ineffective communication.

What is the LAW?

It is the Learning at Work Week which runs from 18th – 24th May, 2015. There are many reasons why employers should take part in Learning at Work (LAW) Week. Although the reasons will depend on your particular context and goals, companies and individuals that have taken part previously report a wide range of opportunities and benefits, including:

Greater Employee Engagement

Employees switched back into learning and are re-motivated and want to take up learning and development opportunities.

Opportunities to Discover & Recognise Internal Talent

Drawing on employee’s own knowledge, passions and interests to create engaging activities, wider sharing and collaboration in the workplace.

Highlighting Business Priorities, Agendas & Addressing Change

Providing a platform to focus on and share important information about the business and its direction and using it as an opportunity to engage employees with different agendas and policies in an interactive and stimulating way.

Changing Attitudes to Learning & Work

Encouraging a more positive and improved perception of learning and development both at business and individual level, increased motivation and productivity.

Greater Awareness of Opportunities to Learn

Increased understanding of the opportunities for learning and development all year round and what they can deliver for the business and individuals.

Greater Recognition & Use of Different Ways to Learn in the Workplace

Encouraging a broader perspective on how learning and development happens and how employees can take advantage of new ways to learn – from traditional class-room based training through social media to team meetings for generating and sharing learning.

Addressing Workplace Silos & Bridging Information Gaps

Bringing employees from different parts of the business together or partner organisations in to learn from each other.

Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the The Campaign for Learning. Learning at Work Week (which was formerly Learning at Work Day) aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development. It promotes an inclusive approach and supports the extension of opportunities to learn to all employees, especially those who may not currently participate for reasons that may range from personal barriers to historic organisational structures that focus development on particular staff.

LAW

‘Learning at Work Week is a great opportunity to engage and motivate people across the organisation while driving learning and development. At WH Smith everyone gets involved including the Chairman and the Board.’

Steve Clarke, Chief Executive of WH Smith

Get Involved

For more information about Learning at Work Week or the Campaign for Learning, visit http://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/cfl/learningatworkweek/

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.

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