In the area of continuous training there are two types of workers. On the one hand, there is the workforce motivated to constantly learn to perform better and access better roles in the future and at the other extreme, there are those who are only trained to meet certain requirements. However, the first group is the one with the best chance of getting promotions and at the same time increasing business profits.
According to the study How staff learn of the Degreed platform, workers motivated to constantly develop new skills are twice as likely to get a promotion than their colleagues who only seek training by mere formality.
In that sense, organizations that create an active training culture are 166% more likely to make faster profits than their competitors who do not encourage the professional development of their talent.
“When people have the opportunity to learn at work, collaborate and learn from those around them. That participation creates business value that can help advance your business, ”the platform stated in the report.
The talent motivated in his professional development You are more likely to constantly prepare for your long-term career aspirations and improve your performance in your current role. In contrast, profiles that are trained to meet requirements tend to be trained in new areas or skills only when it is time to change jobs.
That is why a active training culture It is linked to business growth, because people frequently seek to develop skills and this allows them to adapt to constant changes in the market, especially to the transformations driven by the fourth industrial revolution.
“Organizations are very aware of the importance of learning in today’s business environment. They understand that technology is changing the nature of work and the roles within it. They also understand that the ability of the workforce to learn new skills, model new behaviors and continually adapt is key to sustained success ”, highlights the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in the study Transforming the Learning Function: Why Learn New Ways.
In that vein, through his report, Degreed pointed out that companies with a positive learning culture tend to perform with greater skill, have more agile teams, adapt to changes more quickly and their profits grow faster than those of the competition.
But building an organization active in the professional training of talent is not enough to offer courses or learning platforms. “Instead of creating more content, learning and development teams must shift focus to create the conditions for continuous learning,” the organization details.
Characteristics of active organizations
Companies with motivated workers in their continuous training have in common at least 13 features:
- People prepare for the future
- There are clear objectives in training
- Learning happens anytime, anywhere
- Leaders help create career plans for their employees
- Independent training is more frequent
- Learning is structured
- Collaborative training is encouraged
- Work on tasks or projects to learn based on experience
- Competencies are constantly evaluated and not only by the human resources team
- Self Employed Track New Skills They Require
- People are motivated to update their skill profiles
- Workers find growth opportunities in training
- Professionals grow in all directions and not in a vertical ladder
“That a company has policies, systems or processes for learning it does not mean that you have a positive learning culture. What really matters is how people behave and what they value ”, detail the specialists of Degreed.
According to the Hays firm, in a context in which salaries are no longer the main motivator for professionals, companies need to invest not only in competitive compensation, but also in the development of your employees.
“A effective career plan it will increase the motivation and commitment of your team, it will reduce the turnover in your company and even increase the qualification of the professionals ”, the firm points out in its Analysis of trends and salaries 2021.