In many countries, companies are legally bound to fund the training of their teams through contributions to training, work-study and apprenticeship programs. Beyond the financial aspects, continuing education is a key factor in the development of a company and its workforce, which must therefore be encouraged and carefully cultivated.
In this regard, the use of micro-credentials and skills badges can help stimulate a healthy culture of learning in your company. Discover the advantages of a digital solution to stimulate the acquisition of skills with BCdiploma.
Why you should promote a culture of learning in your company
A proof of commitment to the ambitions of your employees
The continuous training of employees is fundamental for the business development of any company. To achieve productivity gains and help your teams feel rewarded in their efforts, encouraging the acquisition of new skills has indeed become a key focus for human resources departments.
The prospects of growth within a company are a fundamental factor of motivation, particularly among younger generations, including millennials, i.e. people born between 1980 and 2000. Therefore, organizations have every reason to take great take in building their corporate culture of learning and skills development.
An effective management tool
In addition to benefiting from more qualified, skilled, knowledgeable and more efficient employees, companies that invest in a culture of learning also facilitate the management of teams. By having a clear overview of the different skills cultivated by team members, managers can make better, more informed choices in the allocation of tasks and the distribution of responsibilities.
By encouraging management based on the acquisition of new skills, companies can make significant productivity gains and improvement in the natural retention of their staff.
Using digital credentials to encourage your employees to continue learning and acquiring skills
Healthy competition through the sharing of digital credentials
Digital credentials are a great way to reward and recognize your employees not only within your company, but also in the eyes of the wider community. Furthermore, encouraging your employees to share their digital credentials on social media, such as LinkedIn, highlights not only their own personal skills, but also the training offer of your company and its commitment to professional development and growth.
Similarly, setting up a corporate space for the sharing digital credentials, such as via a newsletter or dedicated HR platform, can help stimulate healthy competition among your employees, and provide a friendly moment for rewarding the achievements of employees.
Encouraging skills transfers with digital credentials
Though digital credentials are assigned on a personal basis, they can be an excellent means of fostering the transfer of knowledge between employees with a view to promoting their learning. Based on the achievement of certain digital credentials obtained by your employees, you can ask them to speak in front of their colleagues and briefly explain the skills represented by those digital credentials.
As several team members obtain the same digital credentials, it is also a good idea to encourage the formation of a think-tank or working-group around the particular skills acquired, in order to explore the best way for these skills to be applied to the benefit of the company and the rest of your employees.
Develop your culture of learning with BCdiploma
Want to promote training and the acquisition of new skills among your employees? Thanks to BCdiploma, you can have digital credentials that are secure and easily shareable via social media, digital CVs, and email signatures. Secured using blockchain technology, our digital credentials can be seamlessly integrated into your learning management systems, offering your employees immediate, tangible rewards for their efforts, encouraging professional growth, and shoring up employee retention.
To find out more about our digital credentials and micro-credentials, why not register for one of our Discovery Webinars?