Entering the workplace should be a continuation of your educational journey, which is why Learning at Work Week (LAWW) is incredibly important for both businesses and individuals.
LAWW takes place every May and is organised by Campaign for Learning, who advocate for a culture of lifelong learning. The aim of the week is to highlight the benefits of learning and training within the workplace. While learning within the workplace should be an ongoing priority, this week is the ideal place to start, with a variety of ways you can get involved:
Host a training session or workshop
Training sessions and workshops can be incredibly valuable in bringing colleagues together and building rapport. They don’t have to just focus on work-related subjects either, and can include more generalised subjects such as dealing with mental health in the workplace.
Share your learning experiences and aspirations
A round table discussion that allows employees to share their own experiences is an easy way to bring the workforce together. Encourage your staff to share their experiences, and where they’d like opportunities to further develop their skills.
Create an area of visual learning and educational anecdotes
Put together a wall of notes, doodle and art for individuals to highlight what learning means to them, which could use topics such as, ‘One thing you learned today’, ‘How you plan to shape a better future within the workplace’ and ‘Which training or education opportunities would you like to take part in?’. Through a collective, anonymous and creative space, employees are able to share ideas, which is at the heart of shaping a better future.
Draw attention to training opportunities
Often employees are not even aware of the opportunities that are available to them. This can hinder successful workplace learning, which is why it is vital that regular communications are sent out regarding available educational tools and training. If you are unsure of what training your place of work offers, don’t be afraid to ask!
Set up a team-building experience
Team building can take many forms, from an after-work charity football match to a scavenger hunt. Team building gives colleagues an opportunity to think outside of the box and discover the positive qualities and strengths of those they work with.
At Proman, continuous improvement is at the heart of everything that we do, which includes providing learning opportunities for all our employees and ensuring that our candidates enter the workplace confident, thanks to our bespoke training and inductions.