The work environment has become increasingly competitive- Increased financial insecurity and rapid changes have brought in a wave of challenges that mean that employees can no longer rely only on their work performance or original education. Employees and organisations are seeing changes across workspaces, and they need to enact changes in order to bridge the gaps in terms of skills and knowledge.
Occupations and industries are changing at an incredible rate and experiencing fast-paced developments- with the emergence of automation, artificial intelligence and the gig economy changing playing pivotal roles. For many employees and job seekers, these changes may incite worries about staying employable – as new skills are needed to keep up with most jobs! In today’s world, continued career growth relies on picking up new knowledge and skills, and staying up to date with new developments in your job field. These days, career development is a lifelong process, and continuous learning forms an important part thereof.
What is Continuous learning?
Continuous learning is the concept of always expanding your knowledge to gain new skills and expertise. Career-wide, continuous learning is all about broadening and advancing your skill set in response to a changing environment and new developments.
How can continuous learning boost your career?
- It keeps you up to date
- It can motivate you
- It can make you more adaptable to change
- It can expose you to new ideas and innovations in your field
- It can keep you employed for longer
- It can help you grow your professional network
You can learn through a number of ways, through online courses, in-person classes, seminars, mentorship, networking opportunities, workshops or even by joining professional organisations! By embracing continuous learning, you are setting yourself up for career success and growth. Lifelong learning is no longer a nice, optional extra, but a need to have for employees and employers to succeed in the contemporary rapidly evolving world of work.
Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.
Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.
Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer