The organization wanted to update its L&D framework to create an inclusive, accessible learning toolkit that people could engage with. That way, employees could develop themselves.
"Our learning management system was just seen as being for compliance training and mandatory training. We’re builders’ merchants, so we need to provide something easy to use."
Many learners weren’t tech savvy, so digital tools had to be easy to pick up and use.
Our team of subject matter experts create and curate resources. They include articles, audio and videos on topics such as stress management, problem-solving and communication skills.
Now, learners can explore topics in the moment, or set time aside to develop further. And learning doesn’t have to eat into the working day. Employees can listen to podcasts on the morning commute, or watch animations in the evening at home. With one link, all staff can access content on giving or receiving feedback, for example. Or setting goals.
“Mind Tool is easy to use. It’s full of learning for any level. And there are so many different areas for people to develop in.”
Along with workshops and mentorship, our toolkit is an essential part of Travis Perkins' apprentice program. It helps candidates fast track careers and gain a Master's degree in their field. So far, the program has generated an extra £1.3 million profit from successful recruits.
Positive feedback reveals that employees now take charge of their own development. They learn in their own time and pick up skills to grow their careers and themselves. They also report better wellbeing, and feel more comfortable and confident in their role.