This indicates that corporations are putting a new emphasis on the importance of corporate training in order to enable their employees match up to the highly competitive environment present in industries today.
Employees constantly need to update their skills and keep up with the latest developments in the industry to meet the demands of their job profile. Not only do sessions of corporate training help employees up their game in terms of professional development but they also induce a sense of social unification within the company.
The contents of a corporate training programme vary to meet the need of the hour. Today, professional agencies and quality speakers bureaus have a wide variety of experienced trainers available for the training needs of all levels of employees from graduates through to top management. These professionals have identified effective training techniques that include the incorporation of technology, positive reinforcement, training based on individual learning styles and motivation. In particular, there has been a rise in the popularity of gamification as a training technique. This is the use of game principles to teach the employees how to deal with professional challenges.
Other break-through training techniques and team building exercises using music, humour, virtual experiences and other such innovative approaches to training have helped employees uncover strategies which can bring advancement in both business and personal goals. Over the years, companies have started to invest heavily in what is known as ‘human capital’, and engage experienced trainers across different genres to fulfil the knowledge and skill gap. Companies investments go beyond their corporate environment these days, and such programs are even held in very exotic destinations, giving the employees a total return on experience.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.