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CityPress - - Business -

As the emer­gence of learn­ing for­mats like mas­sive open on­line cour­ses and stack­able cre­den­tials sug­gests, peo­ple pre­fer easy-ac­cess ed­u­ca­tion on their sched­ule.

This in­cludes em­ploy­ees, who are con­sis­tently bal­anc­ing de­mands at work and at home. As a re­sult, one of the best ways to keep your team learn­ing is to en­sure that ac­cess to ex­per­tise is sim­ple and straight­for­ward.

As an ex­am­ple, one of the things that I’m most proud of at our com­pany is that we pro­vide 52 hours of free tu­tor­ing to ev­ery­one who joins our team – roughly an hour each week through­out the year. Em­ploy­ees can share th­ese hours with their fam­i­lies, but we’ve been pleas­antly sur­prised by how much our staff mem­bers use this ben­e­fit on them­selves, not just to learn new skills that can be ap­plied to their jobs, but to pur­sue per­sonal pas­sions like writ­ing fic­tion, speak­ing a for­eign lan­guage or drum­ming (that last one’s me).

Learn­ing can and should be about much more than ad­ding another bul­let point to your CV, but al­most no one will take ad­van­tage of the of­fer­ing if the process is overly com­pli­cated or un­clear.

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