Why L&D is crucial during COVID-19 and beyond

'Employee expectations have changed somewhat through this time, so it's important to reset'

Why L&D is crucial during COVID-19 and beyond

During these unprecedented times, nurturing an engaged and productive workforce has never been more challenging.

However, there are ways to work through the turmoil of COVID-19 and make sure your employees are re-engaged and re-energised.

According to Karlie Cremin, Managing Director, DLPA, it is really important to “re-engage employees quickly” in order to protect the organisation from the longer term downturn.

“Employee expectations have changed somewhat through this time, so it's important to reset,” she added.

“Businesses are likely to look to save costs for the next 6-24 months. You need a strategy that evidences value if you want to maintain investment in L&D.”

Indeed, Cremin will be fronting an exclusive webinar on this topic: ‘Learning and Development through COVID-19 and Beyond’.

So what tips can Cremin share ahead of the webinar?

Firstly, Cremin said it’s important to recognise that L&D is “forward-looking and intrinsically hopeful”.

“This can be a wonderful, efficient and relatively low cost way to re-engage staff,” she said.

“But messaging is everything. Get people excited about it, and use it to unite the team.”

Moreover, she said it’s important to be strategic about the content - layer skills so that you get the best effect. 

“Don't go 100% online. Blended learning is key - and human interaction is so missed by almost everyone.”

Karlie Cremin will be the lead speaker on the upcoming webinar ‘Learning and Development through COVID-19 and Beyond’ - to register, click here.

Cremin has worked with businesses large and small for over 15 years to help build profitable, efficient and sustainable organisations.

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