[Employee Wellbeing, Personal Development, Professional Development]
How Do We Ensure Staff Engage with the Life Ladder Personal and Professional Development Platform?
One question every potential Corporate Member asks is: “how do you ensure staff engage with the Life Ladder Personal and Professional Development Platform?”
We have heard many clients say they have previously invested in e-learning or talent development solutions only to learn staff were not actually completing the courses.
Many business leaders ask us “how do you get people to change their habits and make learning a priority?”
This is a very real challenge and one we fully empathise with.
When we first founded Life Ladder and trialled our platform, we found that business priorities always take over and can limit time for learning, even when the leaders wanted the staff to make time for it.
We know it can be painful and frustrating to invest in solutions for staff when the team don’t make use of it and aren’t benefitting, so following our trial phase we did intense work learning and pivoting to refine how we work alongside our Corporate Members to engage staff.
We are not going to say we have a solution which guarantees your staff will engage, this is a 2-way street, which we will elaborate on later in the article. However, we have built a comprehensive and robust methodology to set our corporate members and their staff up for success.
Here is how we enable ongoing engagement:
Our learning content is published in bite size chunks on a daily basis, aligning with the proven principles of neuroscience and benefits of microlearning.
According to information from a survey on Learning and Development professionals, a jaw dropping 94% said that they prefer microlearning to traditional time-consuming eLearning courses because their learners prefer it (Boyette, 2012)
Life Ladder develops staff by sending alerts when the daily bite-size content is published, making it part of the inbox and in the forefront of awareness on a daily basis.
The micro-learning nature of our content means the learning gets incorporated into daily life, with only 15-20 minutes learning each day. The consistency of this increases the probability of it being seen as ‘relevant’ and more likely to filter into long term memory.
This develops healthy learning habits, inspiring a growth mindset and eliminates the barriers associated with finding several hours to complete online courses.
Buy-in during on-boarding
To create ease for business leaders when implementing Life Ladder, we provide thorough on-boarding support including:
- Assisting with internal communications,
- The ‘what, why and how’ of Life Ladder
- Guide on the benefits for staff and recommendations for communication
- Toolkits for leaders
- Easily actionable steps to implement successfully
- 90-day plan with checkpoints and milestones to ensure intention has turned into action
- Presentations to educate and signpost staff
Many businesses have their own change management or communication strategies and are happy to implement themselves, however many businesses like more practical assistance with gaining buy-in and implementation and deliver an optional workshop in addition to the standard corporate membership.
Our SCS (Subconscious Catalyst System)
‘Habits’ is one of our 7 steps within our Subconscious Catalyst System, the unique Life Ladder methodology based on fundamental principles of neuroscience.
We know that habits are important for achieving anything, so we have created Life Ladder to continually upgrade habitual thinking and behaviours week in, week out, so staff can shift their approach to learning from fixed mindset to growth mindset.
The Life Ladder journey through the Subconscious Catalyst System means the team will always be working on habits and becoming aware their patterns of behaviour, awareness is crucial for change.
Our daily reminders when content is published means personal and professional development is continually being ‘observed’ and the information we see cannot be unseen, it is in our awareness. This means every day, it will be in the forefront of awareness, enabling the mind to recognise it as relevant and wanted, as what we see or hear repeatedly determines how much attention or importance we give to information.
We will review engagement on a monthly basis, reviewing the number of positive steps forward for every staff member which reflects the amount of content they have engaged with, as well as the number of goals set and achieved.
Every quarter we work with our members to highlight trends in data and provide consultative recommendations for maximising return on investment.
As our Founder comes from a HR and Talent Development Background herself, she created Life Ladder with a clear understanding of the people and talent development challenges businesses face and can empathise with the frustrations, therefore our dedicated Consultants work with our members every quarter providing expert strategic guidance on how to elevate the team to the next level.
Our members are in control too
Engagement isn’t only about what we do at Life Ladder, the managers and leaders are instrumental to keeping learning front of mind and setting the example.
Leaders can take simple steps to enjoy a profound impact, such as:
- Kicking off meetings with one key takeaway from Life Ladder content this week.
- Getting Mentors and Accountability Buddies in place to keep the team spirit alive and create the influence from consensus.
- Reward and celebrate those who are particularly demonstrating engagement and progress.
- Lead by example and share learnings from the top.
- Add questions to 121s, coaching meetings and appraisals which our on-boarding team provide recommendations for.
- Speak about it every day so it becomes part of the company language.
- Add visual reminders to staff rooms or intranet.
There are many possibilities which we explore when we on-board new corporate members.
Our values are important to us and are at the heart of all we do, you can review our values and how they align with your business here.
These are just some of the many ways we ensure staff engage with the Life Ladder Personal and Professional Development Platform. You can see what our clients and their staff say here.