The modern workforce has changed a lot. Simply offering good pay and competitive benefits is no longer enough to attract and retain good employees. Today’s workers want to work for an organization that nurtures their professional development and growth. In fact, studies show that employees who are given the opportunity to learn and grow within their roles are far more likely to be engaged in their work and far less likely to leave their organization.
In other words, building a culture that fosters and rewards learning opportunities for your employees can result in happier, more loyal, and harder working employees throughout your organization – from frontline and back office staff to upper management.
While establishing a “learning culture” can seem daunting, it is by no means an impossible task. Solidifying this enterprise-wide transformation will take some time and focus, but there are things you can start doing right away to make steps toward this cultural shift.
Credit unions and other organizations that have developed and sustained a successful learning culture demonstrate a clear commitment to four key elements:
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