Home' HR Monthly : March 2017 Contents Push with purpose
BY TIM SARGENT MAHRI
Cliché yes, but HR professionals are in the unique position of
actually being able to help people reach their full potential.
Way too many people waste their years playing it safe, or as I
like to call it ‘career cruising’. Pushing your workforce to get the most
out of their career breeds passionate, fulfilled employees who are more
productive and generate better outcomes for their companies.
Loyal, incentivised employees are as valuable as loyal customers.
They stay longer, work harder, work more creatively, and find ways to
go the extra mile – and they bring you more great employees.
1. Push people to take risks. If you nudge them out of their comfort
zone (within a supportive environment), you’ll help them grow.
2. It’s human nature to choose the easy path, but by helping
employees connect the dots between their skills, interests, education
and aspirations, you have the ability to guide them down a better path.
3. Empower people to take ownership of their own career. If you
wait for someone to give you an opportunity, you’ll wait forever. •••
Tim Sargent is
HR manager and
founding director of
Moore Stephens SA
Do you have an invaluable career tip to share?
PA to CEO / Analyst
HR & Admin Manager
Sanyan Group of
“I worked with our Japanese
counterpart to set up a brand new
manufacturing company under the
Sanyan Group. We started from
nothing and by the time I left we were
close to 100 staff. I worked with the
business units to build up the company
using the basics of communication that
are relevant no matter where you work.
I worked to ensure we were all working
towards the same purpose and that
everyone knew what that was.”
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Are you stuck in a business-case nightmare,
trying to convince the powers that be to
invest in eLearning? Here you will find five
compelling reasons why your organisation
shouldn’t hesitate to take this valuable
(even profitable!) plunge.
Five compelling reasons
to invest in eLearning
1. You save on staff time
Traditional organisational learning often requires
staff to be taken out of their normal role and
accommodated in a central location for a ‘big bang’
training session. No matter what your business
looks like, this can be a time-consuming and costly
operation. Taking learning online means staff
can intersperse training with their normal duties,
balancing their workload according to priority.
2. You get standardisation
The content in eLearning is standardised;
management can see exactly what training is being
provided, and all employees receive the same training.
This saves on the need to train human resources staff
or subject matter experts (SMEs) on how to deliver
training content, or the need to invest in specialist
3. You can modify and re-purpose existing content
Developing content for training is never a ‘set and
forget’ exercise – it’s likely you’ll need to continually
update the materials your business uses to train its
employees. ELearning not only gives you a way to
consolidate all of this material in a single platform,
but it also simplifies the process of revising and
repurposing content to make sure it’s fresh. Once
content is created, it can be easily reassessed and
adapted to keep it up to date or to make it relevant to
more specific needs.
4. You can train people faster
Digital technology is disrupting every business at a
dizzying rate: survival requires rapid, often radical,
responses. ELearning enables the inevitable retraining
to be undertaken quickly, and widely – and all at a
much lower cost than face-to-face training.
5. You can use the data collected to adapt and grow
ELearning is a two-way street. Learning outcomes
are assessed via electronic student input, and this
generates an enormous amount of data, not only on
student achievement but also on the effectiveness
of the training material, allowing it to be continually
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