Monday, May 14, 2018

How to Prevent Summer Slide in the Workplace

By Anne Corrigan-Watson, Senior Performance Consultant

As the school year comes to an end and summer quickly approaches, you may be hearing terms like “summer learning loss” or “summer slide”. These terms generally refer to the tendency for students to lose some of the academic skills they learned during the previous school year. 
However, did you know that a similar phenomenon can also occur in the workplace?

For instance, if employees are not receiving the training and development necessary to do their job, they are more likely to lose their skills over time—or even leave the company.  In fact, research shows  that 40% of employees who do not receive the necessary job training to become effective will leave their positions within the first year.

To be fully engaged, employees need to be productively working on behalf of their organization, and access to training and development can help.  So, how can you engage your employees in continual learning and avoid the summer slide?

One solution is to encourage your staff to attend our lending excellence webinars, available at no charge to our credit union partners who use our lending solutions. Our new summer learning series is designed to help employees excel in their role by sharing product essentials tips, such as how to recognize opportunities to offer products.

Register for an upcoming webinar today, or check out the full schedule of our 2018 lending and coaching webinars here.
For more information on how to keep learning and development a top priority at your credit union and avoid the workplace summer slide, watch this video.