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A learning content subscription is your ticket for building a culture of learning.
Why is “content” such a big deal? For starters, it allows us to know what’s going on in the world around us. It keeps us informed and engaged. It plays a huge role in how we keep ourselves entertained when our brains need a break from soaking up all that other information. And for businesses like yours, it’s a valuable tool that can motivate and empower your employees to learn, develop new skills, and grow into the future career of their dreams.
When you come to Cornerstone, you get access to tons of solutions to help you improve and streamline your own HR processes. But what many don’t know is that we also offer a learning content subscription service that equips you with more content than you could ever imagine, so you can build a truly successful culture of learning for all of your employees.
It’s important to note, however, that for us, content is not just another word for compliance. While that can certainly be part of your learning content offering, you must also give your employees easy access to learning opportunities that stretch far beyond business requirements or job duties. It’s about showing your employees that you truly care about their future while also amplifying the contributions they currently make to your business.
Learning is critical for the success of any business
A business that doesn’t take the time to learn—from senior management all the way down the chain— is a business that should never expect dynamic growth. After all, by not building and nurturing a culture of learning, you will forever continue down the path of “status quo.” And let’s face it, who wants to work at a company that doesn’t push itself to evolve and grow over time? (Hint: definitely not millennials!)
So, to make sure you’re giving learning in the workplace the attention it truly deserves, here is a few things to keep in mind:
Having a robust and well-established learning and development program is a great recruitment talking point. Today’s job seekers like to know that their future employers are dedicated to their betterment, development, and advancement. It’s pretty attractive being able to say that you not only have career tools in place to help employees at all levels and responsibilities do their jobs better but also that you encourage them to take advantage of it for their personal growth, too.
As we’ve mentioned before, learning and retention go hand-in-hand. In fact, 71% of millennials most likely to leave their job in the next two years are typically unhappy with how their leadership skills are being developed. This further reiterates what was said above: that learning needs to be more than just compliance and mandatory training. Quite to the contrary, it must deliver value for employees, well beyond the workplace.
Never too old to learn.
The truth is, learning isn’t only for new or junior employees. Learning is valid—and must be embraced—at all levels of the organization. This means that leaders should take advantage of any content that will help them become better managers while individual contributors can tap into these resources to keep them agile, adaptable, and up-to-date on the latest tools, trends, and best practices. A strong learning content library can cover all of these bases (and more!).
Great content fuels lifelong learning
You might be reading this and thinking to yourself that you already have plenty of learning resources in place. If that’s true, good for you—you’re already way ahead of the pack. However, how much content around critically important soft skills or even non-job-related personal development do you offer? If your response was, “not much,” then you’ve just uncovered a gap—can one that can be filled by a carefully curated learning content subscription.
Here are a few questions that you might want to ask before getting started with Cornerstone:
Is it worth the investment?
This one’s a no-brainer (especially if you’ve been reading along up to this point). The answer is a resounding yes. And because we’ve taken the time to curate our content offering, it makes it quicker and easier for your employees to figure out what’s most relevant and interesting for them to take.
Will it save time?
For businesses, it provides you and your employees with fresh and constantly updated content around the clock that can be tailored to your business’s needs. For employees, we give you the ability to create learning content “playlists” that provide a package of content (vs. one course) around specific themes or skills. Truthfully, it’s never been easier (or more fun) to learn.