Monday 15th May marks the start of Learning at Work Week and this year’s theme is Curious and Creative.  The aim is to put the spotlight on the importance of learning and development at work as, given the growing skills gap, encouraging organisations to invest in the skills of their people is now more crucial than ever.

A recent CIPD report suggests that poor leadership and people management is one of the reasons for the productivity problem in the UK.  It shows that UK employers spend less on training than other major EU economies (we spend almost half per employee than our European counterparts), a statistic that we need to overturn.

In celebration of Learning at Work Week JK Training have launched a new suite of bitesize management workshops, all lasting no longer than 3 ½  hours.  These focused sessions look at one topic each, for example motivating the team, leadership essentials and managing performance.  We are excited to launch these during Learning at Work Week, offering businesses a practical way to develop their people.

Over the course of Learning to Work week, I will be blogging, tweeting (and other social media type stuff!) some top tips for developing your team, along with some exciting offers. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

So, picking up on this year’s Learning at Work Week theme, we are being Creative in our approach and would be Curious to know what you think!