As Head of Studying and Growth, my position is to make sure that our individuals have the precise expertise and capabilities to ship our sensible providers for our clients, each now and sooner or later.
Folks growth has at all times been necessary at Firms Home, and by no means extra so than now. The launch of our new corporate strategy presents an amazing alternative to rework our strategy in direction of studying and growth actions and we’ve already made a robust begin.
I’ve actually loved attending to know a lot of my colleagues since beginning my position at Firms Home again in February. This has been tougher because of working from dwelling throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however I’ve actually appreciated having alternatives to attach and collaborate just about, significantly via our superb people-led networks.
Growing these connections has made me take into consideration the completely different ways in which studying and growth can add worth and the way we will put our individuals at its coronary heart.
Altering our strategy
We’re now taking a way more focussed strategy in direction of understanding studying wants and priorities throughout the organisation, by implementing a Studying & Growth Enterprise Partnering mannequin.
This presents a extra versatile and tailor-made strategy in direction of every service space, the place we concentrate on constructing relationships with our key stakeholders and ask the precise questions to really perceive the place studying will make a distinction.
We’ll even be seeking to perceive extra in regards to the expertise and capabilities of our present workforce by finishing up audits to determine particular expertise gaps. This proactive strategy means we will anticipate our future expertise wants way more successfully and contemplate the very best methods of addressing them.
Growing the capabilities of our leaders will likely be essential in enabling us to attain our technique and ship the very best service for our clients.
We’ve been reviewing our Management Growth approaches and this has offered us with plenty of alternatives so as to add new blended studying content material specializing in rising themes resembling digital management, constructing relationships remotely, and working profitable digital conferences in addition to core management expertise.
We’re thrilled to be launching extra management programmes in 2021, together with these geared toward senior leaders and new and aspiring leaders.
We’ve additionally been exploring plenty of new blended studying content material. Which means that relatively than counting on conventional classroom-based coaching programs, we’re providing a wider vary of actions resembling:
- Q&A classes
- motion studying units
Preliminary suggestions has been overwhelmingly optimistic.
Having a spread of actions on supply signifies that we will meet all kinds of studying preferences and can allow studying to occur extra naturally ‘on the job’ in addition to encouraging extra of a ‘self-directed’ strategy.
This hyperlinks to our need to construct a robust studying tradition, according to our ABC behaviours and company technique, the place we encourage everybody to be adaptable and curious and to reap the benefits of alternatives for self-improvement.
Evaluating the success and influence of our studying actions can even be a spotlight shifting ahead, because it’s important to know the place these could be improved and what additional assist could be provided.
We’ve launched casual espresso conferences and group teaching classes to comply with up on formal studying actions, the place learners can discover learn how to apply their new expertise and data into apply.
The world of studying is altering quick, however we’re excited in regards to the journey forward of us to develop our studying tradition which is able to allow our individuals to flourish, develop and be match for the longer term.
Our 5-year technique particulars a brand new imaginative and prescient for Firms Home and descriptions our dedication to driving confidence within the UK financial system.