Everyone’s searching for answers to the recruitment-and-retention dilemma, but one thing seems certain: Education and training will be major components of the eventual solution.
That’s Gary Boomer’s take, anyway. In a recent article, the Boomer Consulting president offers seven rules for developing a training and learning culture in your organization. And he’s not just talking about helping your employees meet CPE requirements; anybody can do that.
So what is a training and learning culture? “It’s one in which the firm grows smarter and more productive,” Boomer explains. “Mediocrity is unacceptable to firms that embrace it. The alternative results in a downward spiral as the entire firm grows ineffective.” Firms that resist embracing such a culture “will face increasing difficulty retaining and attracting Generation X and Y employees,” he adds.
To create a world-class learning and training environment, says Boomer, you need the following:
- A champion of the strategy
- An education director or learning coordinator
- The ability to foster relationships
- Learning management systems
- Budget resources
Get details about each of the requirements here, then tell us: How are you planning to meet the training expectations of today’s young professionals?