It's all too easy to overlook Learning and Development (L&D). However, it has been proven that empowering your employees with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills, will benefit your business overall and inspire employees to stay on for longer.
We're going to look at the main benefits of investing in your employee training
What is Learning and Development?
Learning and Development (L&D) programs come in many shapes and sizes. They provide learning opportunities for your staff to not only develop the skills they need to carry out their jobs efficiently, but also to enable them to develop themselves as a person.
The up-front investment in Learning and Development might seem expensive, but the return on investment is high. The cost to replace skilled staff far outweighs the cost of providing career development opportunities.
Employees who feel valued and supported in the workplace are less likely to look for opportunities elsewhere. Investing in training not only ensure you have a happy, productive, and innovative team but will also position you as an employer of choice in a candidate-driven market.
Employees who receive regular training and development are better able and more motivated to perform their job. They become more aware of proper procedures, safer ways of working and become more confident.
This confidence will encourage employees to perform even better, be more innovative and ready to put forward new ideas, ultimately contributing to the success of the company.
An organisation’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage — Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO
Past research and studies all conclude one thing -
Investing in your employees' development results in them being happier, more productive and creates ambassadors for your brand.
One of the most honest forms of marketing a business can use is the voice of its employees. If your staff are happy and feel valued, they will talk about the company, make recommendations to friends and family, share updates on social media and positively promote your organisation through word of mouth.
The Changing World of Work
Covid has accelerated the digital revolution and changed the way we work. Companies have had to adjust quickly profound change – aside from the pandemic, we’ve had Brexit and now rising inflation and energy costs.
By investing in Learning and Development opportunities, you can develop a more agile working culture, whereby staff have the skills and knowledge to adapt quickly and effectively in today’s global economy.
Supportive Solutions’ Approach
Our trainers are experts in their fields of study and have extensive commercial experience. We deliver Learning and Development training that is relevant and applicable to the development of your business.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do – Goethe
If you are looking for support with your own staff development, contact us directly to discuss your requirements.