As Head of Studying and Growth, my function is to make sure that our folks have the best expertise and capabilities to ship our good providers for our prospects, each now and sooner or later.
Folks growth has all the time been vital at Firms Home, and by no means extra so than now. The launch of our new corporate strategy presents a terrific alternative to remodel our strategy in the direction of studying and growth actions and we’ve already made a powerful begin.
I’ve actually loved attending to know a lot of my colleagues since beginning my function at Firms Home again in February. This has been tougher because of working from house in the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however I’ve actually appreciated having alternatives to attach and collaborate nearly, significantly by means of our wonderful people-led networks.
Growing these connections has made me take into consideration the totally different ways in which studying and growth can add worth and the way we will put our folks at its coronary heart.
Altering our strategy
We’re now taking a way more focussed strategy in the direction of understanding studying wants and priorities throughout the organisation, by implementing a Studying & Growth Enterprise Partnering mannequin.
This gives a extra versatile and tailor-made strategy in the direction of every service space, the place we deal with constructing relationships with our key stakeholders and ask the best questions to really perceive the place studying will make a distinction.
We’ll even be trying to perceive extra concerning the expertise and capabilities of our present workforce by finishing up audits to establish particular expertise gaps. This proactive strategy means we will anticipate our future expertise wants way more successfully and contemplate one of the best methods of addressing them.
Growing the capabilities of our leaders can be essential in enabling us to realize our technique and ship one of the best service for our prospects.
We’ve been reviewing our Management Growth approaches and this has introduced us with numerous alternatives so as to add new blended studying content material specializing in rising themes reminiscent of digital management, constructing relationships remotely, and operating 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 numerous new blended studying content material. Which means that quite than counting on conventional classroom-based coaching programs, we’re providing a wider vary of actions reminiscent of:
- Q&A classes
- motion studying units
Preliminary suggestions has been overwhelmingly constructive.
Having a spread of actions on provide 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 powerful studying tradition, according to our ABC behaviours and company technique, the place we encourage everybody to be adaptable and curious and to benefit from alternatives for self-improvement.
Evaluating the success and impression of our studying actions may even be a spotlight transferring ahead, because it’s very important to know the place these may be improved and what additional help may be supplied.
We’ve launched casual espresso conferences and group teaching classes to comply with up on formal studying actions, the place learners can discover the best way to apply their new expertise and information into observe.
The world of studying is altering quick, however we’re excited concerning the journey forward of us to develop our studying tradition which is able to allow our folks to flourish, develop and be match for the long run.
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.