Taking on learning and development opportunities has huge benefits for both employers and employees. For employers, developing a culture within the workplace of ongoing learning and education helps to encourage employee retention, improve morale and workplace relationships and means there is a succession plan in place with a pool of skilled staff available to make the most of future opportunities. Research has also shown that when opportunities to pursue learning are available it helps improve productivity, adaptability and teamwork.
For employees, it can offer opportunities for promotion to higher and better paid positions and it can help provide increased communication with other team members and managers.
So, we know that the benefits of learning while employed are very real for both team members and employers but sometimes it can be hard to know where to “start with getting started”. Learning online provides great options for consideration. Team members can make the most of its flexibility, studying when it suits both them and their employer and employers can provide support with study and assignments.
As with any ongoing training it works best if both the employer and team member are aligned with their thinking around goals, objectives and outcomes and also around commitment. Anyone taking on additional education or training and wanting employer support should have good discussions with their manager about the level of commitment each party will make before getting started.
Then the decisions really begin – what to study and where? eCampus NZ will initially offer access to more than 40 courses, including business studies, photography, graphic design and barista training. It is a fantastic learning platform – it is easy to use and well supported with the learner at the core.
If you are an employer looking for options for team members or an employee wanting to take on extra study and pursue new opportunities take a look at our website for inspiration.