Ongoing training and development is a great way to make sure we’re maintaining a competitive edge as a business. But, more importantly, it ensures that our staff keep their edge too; we want each and every Yozu-er to have the freedom, time and resources to expand their skillset and develop their (many) talents, if they wish to.
Hi there! Rich Tandy here; I’m Yozu’s Learning and Development Lead. It’s my job to lead and direct meaningful training and progression for the team at Yozu.
But what does learning and development at Yozu actually look like?
Ongoing training and development is a great way to make sure we’re maintaining a competitive edge as a business. But, more importantly, it ensures that our staff keep their edge too; we want each and every Yozu-er to have the freedom, time and resources to expand their skillset and develop their careers at Yozu, if they wish to.
So, whether it’s booking an online course, attending an in-person conference (COVID-19 rules allowing, of course) or simply having access to the latest, must-have reference books, it’s my job to ensure that learning and development is not just an office buzzword, but a meaningful benefit of working at Yozu.
Of course, this type of support needs to be properly managed – and that’s where I come in! It’s up to me to work with an individual’s People Lead (here at Yozu, we prefer the term, ‘People Lead’, to ‘Line Manager’) to make sure the time that staff spend training is:
- Relevant – Chiefly to their individual development, but also to Yozu’s goals and client projects
- Structured – Well considered, planned and current
- Supported – By colleagues, myself as L&D lead, and any relevant third-parties (examination boards, for example)
When it comes to careers at Yozu, training isn’t a box-ticking exercise; we’re professional geeks who love to learn, develop and grow – and, by doing so, we’re able to deliver the best possible products and services to our clients. It also leaves us feeling pretty great about ourselves and our own professional development, too. It really is a win-win!