Whilst schools and universities across the UK have now broken up for the summer holidays, for those of us in the world of work, education, learning and skill development should be continuous focus areas that do not stop and run in tandem with day-to-day work responsibilities.

This month’s blog theme is on learning and development, and you can expect to read around the following related topics:

– Value of internships
– The apprenticeship levy
– Night schools/part-time education
– Graduate recruitment
– Internal focus on personal development

The world of work is changing. The rise of ‘Digital’ means that customers now expect to be served and to be able to buy products in new ways with making purchases online and through mobile being the most prominent of trends.

However, with new opportunities, of course, come new risks. Cyber threats and hacks, the likes that we have seen damage companies both small and large in recent years are a major concern to all businesses that operate in the digital space.

As a result, it has never been more important to ensure your employees are on the pulse when it comes to new industry trends and are savvy enough with new technologies and ways of working to ensure your company continues to run smoothly. Embracing change is no longer optional and as a business owner, you should be encouraging your workforce to learn new skills.
On the flipside, supporting your employees by offering training and providing a culture where learning alongside work is encouraged can also result in happier, more skilled workers who want to stay at the company. In this way, by recognising the benefits of learning and development, you can mitigate the risk of inadvertently nurturing a disillusioned workforce.

We hope you enjoy the upcoming blog posts and glean useful insight and tips from them to use when developing your own internal business culture of encouraging continuous learning and development.

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