Why we all need to continue to learn at work

Learning is a vital part of success within a growing organisation.
Education, society and people develop and change over time and, in order to keep up with them, it is vital that employers and employees continue to learn at work.
For employees, it gives them more chances to develop necessary skills that can be used throughout their careers and help to develop the business. And for employers, you are able to stay ahead of your competitors and show your team why you are in the position you hold.
It is beneficial for everyone.

Why we all need to continue to learn at work

When most of us think about learning at work, it boils down to the conventional sense of reading and studying.
But to be completely honest, learning at work should start from the day you begin.
Each new workplace will offer something new that you didn’t know before; whether that be a new CMS system or a new technique, there will be something new that you can take away from each new environment.
It may not always seem possible to find the time to learn, what with demanding workloads and long hours. But you shouldn’t see learning at work as another task, you should see it as an investment in your career. Learning at work will be beneficial in the long-run for us all, and here’s why:

For employers:

  • It allows you to stay ahead of competitors
  • You will be able to develop your business with the changing times, resulting in more revenue
  • You will have a better understanding of all departments within your business
  • Employees will feel like they also have the opportunity to learn at work and want to progress within your company

For employees:

  • It shows your employer that you are dedicated and passionate about your career
  • The new knowledge and skills you learn will help you to become better at your role
  • You will learn lifelong skills that you can take with you wherever you go
  • You will possess more confidence and skills to succeed

Learning at work is a long-term commitment and continuous investment.
But the rewards are as big, if not bigger than, the effort.
Companies need to capitalise on this by helping their employees reach their full potential, consequently building a loyal and happy workforce.
We can help.
We offer a range of courses that can be studied alongside your career to help you improve, grow and succeed.
Take a look at our courses on our website, or call our Student Adviser team on 03300 563 100.

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Why we all need to continue to learn at work