Training employees not only leads to increased employee retention; it also can improve employee productivity and engagement.
Do you sometimes feel stuck in a rut at work? Are opportunities for advancement passing you by? Have you considered looking for a new position, but feel that your knowledge and skills may be a bit rusty? It’s time to upskill!
Upskilling involves the active pursuit of obtaining new skills or qualifications. Whether you are looking to move forward in your current career or explore a new career altogether, upskilling will give you the important tools you need to stand out in the crowd!
The benefits of upskilling:
Professional Development can take many forms. It might consist of reading books pertaining to your career, participating in networking events, or taking courses for continuing education credits.
Professionals in all fields should frequently seek out development opportunities to enable them to stay current and informed. And, let’s face it, learning something new can be invigorating!
Change. How is it possible that one word can evoke so many emotions? Excitement, apprehension, energy, fear. Change can be scary, but it can also be rewarding. Some of the biggest decisions in my life involved a lot of change. Moving to a new state, starting a family, switching careers. Making the decision to change and then taking the steps necessary was at times daunting; but I had help along the way which made it easier to stay motivated.
We all encounter problems in our everyday lives – whether at work or at home. Common problems might be time-management issues, or personality conflicts at the work-place. As unpleasant as some of these problems can be, it’s important to come up with an effective strategy to dealing with them. The following steps can help you better identify issues and come up with solutions for life’s obstacles!
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career. It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field, and in the professional world in general, in order to remain capable and competent in your position.
Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits.
In light of my current crazed mental state, I hit upon the idea of writing on the topic of the “organized mind” for this blog piece. Imagine my surprise (and feeling of validation that I am not alone) when I found a book written by neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin entitled, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”
A mind map is a free-form way of organizing long lists of information and can be a fun and creative way to show relationships between thoughts and ideas. Simply put, a mind map is a diagram that literally “maps out” your ideas by connecting your thoughts to a central subject.
Every organization and agency has goals to meet. Whether short-term or long-term, goals are essential in keeping employees and members of an organization encouraged and motivated. Apart from an organization’s overall goals, there are also training goals. Although training can be costly and time-consuming, it provides long-term benefits. These long-term benefits may include overall growth and development, maintenance of permanent employees, and increase in employee improvement and retention.