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Cultivating a culture of continuous learning

In this edition of 'Need to know.com', we take a look at some best practices for learning and career development in the modern workforce, both from the perspectives of employees and employers.

As automation transforms the nature of work, continuous learning has become a business imperative for organisations looking to thrive now and in years to come.

In collaboration with Skills Impact, DeakinCo. has recently completed a study on the impact of automation on future jobs and skills in Australia. Preliminary findings from the research reiterate that the future workforce shifts demand beyond a sole focus on technical competencies, but also the soft skills, emotions and mindsets required to continually learn and adapt. We look forward to sharing the full report with you in the coming weeks.

Indeed, with the evolving requirements of future jobs and skills, forward-thinking individuals looking to future-proof their careers must view themselves as lifelong learners. Quoting Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, “In the past, employees learned to gain skills for a career; now, the career itself is a journey of learning.”

In this lifelong learning journey, organisations have a role to play in facilitating continuous learning opportunities for their employees. As individual employees look to re-invent their capabilities, the ways businesses recognise, measure and reward learning in the workplace must evolve too.

Best regards

Simon Hann Chief Executive Officer


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