How to achieve practical learning goals
For too long it has been unfashionable to choose HR practical courses for learning in place of, or alongside, theoretical learning. Even governments have pushed education and work training towards academic learning rather than enabling people to gain practical experience.
Fortunately that attitude is changing. More courses are becoming available for people to gain practical experience together with their book learning.
Practical learning benefits
Importantly surveys suggest that people who work in practical disciplines are often amongst the happiest workers because they can see the actual results of their work more easily than perhaps a manger with no practical input does.
Employers want to hire people who have gained practical experience because it is not just expensive to train them on the job but also makes their early work performance less efficient.
Professional educators, even at university level, recognize the benefits people get from courses that have a practical component. It enables students to relate the theory to the actual practice of what they are learning.
In today’s working environment many people with practical experience and capabilities earn high salaries which is rather different from the case a few years ago. That alone is an attractive practical learning motivation for many people entering the work force.
More new practical courses are being introduced into the human resources sector as both companies and educators recognize the benefits to the employers and employees.