As companies and employees alike start to learn the many benefits of continued education and training, its importance has grown significantly. After all, no one loses from it. Employees get to learn more skills, experience and more ways to pad their resumes, while employees experience an increase in retention rates and profit. It’s a win-win.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to send employees somewhere else to train and learn. Because, even then, there’s no guarantee that they’ll become an even bigger asset anyway.
Having said that, what are some other ways that companies can educate their employees?
Embrace the Maker Culture
Loosely defined, the maker culture is all about DIY, but more on technology and yet not as much about software. So, let’s say you want your staff’s skills to improve in areas like graphic design, art, illustrations, or even a new piece of software. Instead of putting them in a computer lab where they’re taught how to use those things, why not have them make one instead?
Sure, it does sound ridiculously far-fetched, but it does make sense. People learn so much more when they’re trying to make something. Even if it’s not perfect, your employees will learn far more from the opportunity and experience alone.
Besides, by empowering your staff to create something, you train and educate them at the same time, not to mention boost their confidence significantly.
Teach Them About Money
This may not be as much about your company at first glance, but getting a training room rental in Singapore and having them listen to someone who knows about financial management can help you retain more of your employees. Why? Because employees leave due to better opportunities, such as a higher salary, more incentives, allowance, etc. And by educating them about budgeting, retirement plans, where to invest their money, and so on, they won’t be as short on cash at the end of the month, and are not as likely to leave.
Encourage Peer to Peer Learning
Renting a training room in Singapore doesn’t always mean that you’re conducting a formal training session. Instead, you can use one for a group activity to foster camaraderie, group spirit, and have your employees learn from each other. Or, a formal training will also do, but one whose purpose is to have employees teach each other skills, like cross-training an employee from one department to another.
Speaking of departments, asking lower-level employees to shadow those in authority and vice versa can also do a lot in helping employees learn and understand how the company works.
Put simply, encourage your employees to become more than just people who pass each other by in the office building and collaborate every now and then. Help them build bridges to communicate with each other, and they’ll learn a whole lot more.
Remember, learning never stops, and it definitely doesn’t have to happen in just one room. It can happen from the training room to the park just right around the block, and pretty much anywhere else that you can think of.