Learning & Development
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement – Peter Drucker
More than half way through 2016, HR Professionals and Business Leaders alike, will by now understand the impact of everyday challenges and constant changes that are affecting the Human Capital Management function in many organisations.
Company culture, the competition for talent, employee retention, workplace diversity, staying abreast of employment legislation, employee engagement and performance management are only a few of the challenges facing leaders, and the role of HR is continuously being stretched.
Learning and Development, a function which is often over-looked by many organisations, has the ability to balance the achievement of both organisational objectives and individual employee needs, whilst improving work performance.
The pursuit of knowledge is never- ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge, is the day you stop growing. – Brandon Travis Ciacco
The perception of the importance of learning and development is slowly shifting, from solely knowledge management and product training, to performance management, employee development and change management.
There are a host of benefits, on both organizational and individual level, to implementing learning and development tools and building a culture that actively supports workplace progression. The success of an organisation is largely dependant on the talent and their commitment, and developing a learning culture directly impacts on productivity, improves performance, develops individual skills and ultimately enhances morale and employee engagement. The result of a growing, efficient and engaged workforce, aligned with the organisations objectives and strategy, can only enhance performance, which is the key result any business is looking for.
Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and mentoring are quickly becoming a more recognised and trusted approach to learning and development in South Africa. The approach aims to empower employees, enhance their skills, knowledge and work performance, it is a shared relationship with both the organisation and the employee, where both receive significant benefits.
Human Resource has a central role to play in learning and development within an organisation, from selecting appropriate methods, managing relationships and evaluating success. It is also expected that they select and match Mentors or Consultants to both organisational culture and particular individuals needs or demonstrate the capability to coach business leaders themselves. In a recent article by Tamara Oberholzer on Coaching and Mentoring, Belinda Davies notes that “Coaching is all about change and transformation – and there is nothing more important in South Africa today. Coaches are in a position to make a huge contribution to the creation of the South Africa in which we all want to live – where people are empowered, capable and resourceful.”
Our HR Professionals are experienced in various backgrounds and specialisations within HR, and are able to provide advice and support in:
Training Needs Analysis; Skills Development Plans; Management Development Plans; Coaching and Mentoring.