Why HR Must Put Constant Learning At The Heart Of The Role
I’m typing this blog on my PC, with my smartphone and tablet at close hand, and although I’m working remotely this week, I can connect back to our office hub in seconds – sound familiar?
Of course it does, for many, this is the ‘norm’, and the rise of the ‘connected world’ is ultimately set to affect almost every aspect of daily life, and people, as well as organisations, will have to adapt to the new reality.
As the technological world develops and transforms, so must HR keep pace. Long gone are the days when people completed all their learning before the age of 21, and then simply applied that knowledge and skill for the remainder of their working lives. Think of just how many of the skills we currently consider as important in workplace of today, becoming totally irrelevant in the not too distant future, which in turn will affect millions of highly-skilled people.
So integral to the role of a HR Director will be the need to keep people up-skilled on a near constant basis, and of course not forgetting themselves in this process! It’s not rocket science to think that the people looking after the people need to lead this transformation!
The Workforce of the Future is being debated today, and Kelly Swingler, Founder of Chrysalis Consulting is a passionate advocate. Kelly has made it her mission to work with HR professionals to help them transform the way they design, deliver and review HR and People Strategies and Projects.
Kelly coaches 1-to-1 or 1-to-many, and it’s powerful stuff! Fancy joining the revolution? Why not consider one of our In-house Workshops, maybe you’re intrigued by our Mindset Mastery workshop, or how about the power of Xtreme Empowerment. Or if that’s not what you’re looking for, no problem, we’ll bespoke a session specially for your needs.
So, in this brave new world of rebels, unicorns and superheroes – let’s break some rules…together!
We think Sue must be a ‘Master of the Dark Arts’, as she has hidden depths! Running our office with meticulous planning and capability, Sue is an avid list writer with a keen eye for detail. But don’t be fooled by that organised demeanour, for Sue is as creative as she is efficient! A skilled communicator with a humorous edge, Sue is as passionate about people and their learning and development as she is about becoming the future Mrs Tom Hardy or Mrs Benedict Cumberbatch (either will do!). An interesting career path has taken her from the glamour of working in luxury London hotels to the chilled Distribution Centres of supermarket retail, and whether managing small groups or large teams, people are at the heart of everything Sue does.