As a leader, showing employees they are valued by encouraging them to take charge of their own learning encourages them to engage in upskilling both within and outside of their roles. But inspiring busy employees to engage in their own learning is easier said than done.
With employee engagement, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way. Here are 6 things to think about when it comes to engaging employees.
Over the last few years, Bangladeshi businesses have begun to put more focus on soft skills training. With events and organisations centred around soft the importance of interpersonal skills, Bangladesh is moving towards a soft skills savvy workforce. Interpersonal skills, employability skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial development have become more important to organisations than ever before. The Learning and Development industry is growing and so is the need for information on soft skills training for leaders and managers. Here are four ways to train your employees in soft skills. (more..)
Less than half of British workers have access to training materials to develop the workplace skills they need.
According to a 2019 report based on research by City & Guilds Group, British workers are being denied critical opportunities to up-skill for the future. (more..)
According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, 326,000 cardiac arrests occurred outside of a hospital setting in 2015. The average rate of survival for these cardiac arrests is 10.6 percent, with the survival rate increasing if a bystander is a witness to the cardiac arrest. The survival rate rises even more if a witness to the event is trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. Becoming certified in CPR is the best way to ensure that you are prepared to help in various kinds of emergencies. Here are some everyday instances in which being trained to perform CPR can save a life. (more..)
Many of us are poor listeners. When we do listen we tend to forget about 75% of what we hear within two months and between a third and a half of what we hear within 8 hours.
This is exacerbated by the digital age of speed where everything seems to be happening at once, and where so many of us repeat the self-defeating behavior of multitasking day in and day out. (more..)
While comparing the vast number of profiles on his company’s website, Jeff Weiner noticed a pattern. Something was missing from the skill set of many professionals: a grasp on the importance of well-rounded soft skills.
New research suggests that the majority of UK employees (63%) would switch employers if only they got more training opportunities.* That is a staggering number. Combine this with the fact that the average UK employee has gone two years without training and over 10% more than four years, this is revealing a big problem in the job market.
Employees realise (and experience) the impact of insufficient training themselves. Over 40% say they’re less productive due to the lack of training and over a quarter are worried this is impacting their career progression.