According to recent statistics an impressive 90% of UK businesses invest in some form of training for employees, however only a small percentage invest in continuous professional development. Unsurprisingly, those that do often find themselves topping business listings, such as the Sunday Times Best 100, which is an achievement in itself.
Investing in the future of your staff members through training and development boasts a number of key benefits – that not only support your employees, but can aid your business as a whole:
We’ve all heard of the term Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – but how many of us exercise it, or, even better, support our employees in meeting their own CPD goals?
Working towards CPD refreshes key skills and industry knowledge on an annual basis – which in a fast-paced, changing environment fueled by smart phones and the digital landscape, is necessary to ensure your business remains up-to-date with technologies and services that will improve the performance of your team members, and benefit your customers as a result.
There is nothing worse than feeling unappreciated and undervalued when at work – particularly when you think that you spend a larger portion of your life in the office than at home.
We all want to work in an environment that we enjoy, where we feel appreciated and where we can learn. Training and development really drives passion and commitment within the workplace, ensuring your team members become advocates of your business for the long term.
Many businesses view training and development as time out of the office and therefore lost time completing the workload. But, with so many eLearning opportunities available online – training and development has never been so cost effective, particularly when taking into consideration that many courses come with a supportive mobile app that employees can use on the go.
According to research, commitment to building the potential of an entire workforce can actually increase individual productivity by 5.2%, and a company’s overall productivity by as much as 21%.
Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they won’t want to – Richard Branson.
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