OfficeTeam are always on the lookout for great initiatives, especially those that contribute to the learning and development of the workforce. Learning at Work Week is an annual campaign that takes place from 18th -24nd May, aiming to shed light on the benefits of learning for employees.
Every year, Learning at Work Week is centred on a theme, and this year it’s ‘Shaping our Future’. This theme focuses on the key role learning and development has in producing forward-thinking and creative workplaces.
How can OfficeTeam get involved?
Here at OfficeTeam growth and progression is important in all aspects. Each OfficeTeam staff member is allowed one working day per year (at the expense of our company) to volunteer on a project of their choice. These are called Corporate Responsibility Days. We understand Corporate and Social Responsibility is necessary, which is why we try to incorporate it into our workloads.
Employees also undertake PDR (personal development reviews) annually which give the employee an opportunity to discuss career aspirations with their manager. The Manager will not always be in a position to fulfil those aspirations, but will ensure that the employee understands what is likely to be possible or available to them to develop their career. As a policy all vacancies are advertised internally to encourage existing staff to apply to also give them an opportunity to develop.
How can you get involved?
Take a look at some of the activities that Learning at Work suggests:
- Design activities where colleagues meet each other from different parts of the business e.g. market places, skill swaps, job shadowing and workshops delivered by employees.
- Build opportunities for people and organisations to interact, share and learn from each other stimulates the development of new ideas and ways of working, and leads to better relationships and understanding of the business amongst employees.
- Try and build links with community partners and engage young people outside of the business. This can help develop the next generation of employees.