Learning – A Lifelong Process
“When was the last time you learnt something for the first time?”
A recent study done by Louis Harris and Associates Poll reports employers providing poor training and education opportunities bear the risk of 41% of their employees leaving their work within a year. However, the employers who are considered to have satisfactory training and education opportunities run the risk of only 12% of employees leaving their workplace, which directly suggests that investing in training and education of your employees can result in a retention ratio almost two-thirds higher than the earlier one.
While most of the companies perceive that employees tend to switch jobs once they have been adequately trained or are given educational opportunities, the exact opposite is true.
Ask yourself, would you continue with an organization which provides more opportunities to learn?
You’re never “over – educated”
There’s always more to learn. Even while you’re reading this article, you’re learning. You’re developing a set of skills which you may use in future while recruiting a prospective employee or even giving advice to someone!
Knowledge, like data, not only strengthens your ability to add value to multiple discussions but also broadens your perspective.
Your growth is directly related to the type of skills and knowledge you learn and gain over a period of time in your career. To keep it simple, your growth is directly related to the way your learning curve is being plotted on a graph. And what could be better than a company providing perfect opportunities to learn and grow?
Redefine your valuation
Ask yourself: Would you be where you are if you didn’t have your current set of skills and knowledge?
May be not. Let’s get this straight. The skills and knowledge which you put on the table when you go for an interview define the kind of expectations your employer will have once you join. Would an employer compromise on the skills which are being expected from the career offered? No, they won’t.
These skills and the knowledge which you get to the organization help you attract projects you have wanted to do ever since you entered the organization. And who wouldn’t want that?
Again, ask yourself, when was the last time you learnt something for the first time?
When was the last time you learnt something from your job, your role, your boss, your colleague?