Employee Engagement

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Aug 09, 2019

Building Careers, Growing Businesses: Why Professional Development Matters

by Jake Burgess

Investing in professional development should be a high priority for both individuals and organizations. In order to adapt, grow, and stay competitive in today’s dynamic work culture, it’s necessary to learn new information and keep skills up to date. Fortunately, finding new learning opportunities as well as cost-effective ways to train employees is also easier than ever. Professional development can transform your career Whether you’re planning to progress in your current workplace or are seeking new opportunities, professional development is crucial to creating a satisfying career. An investment in learning can pay itself back in many ways. Get head-hunted for new jobs  New skills look great on your CV, but more than that, your commitment to continuous learning demonstrates to recruiters that you’re someone willing to take on new challenges. Enjoy greater job satisfaction  Learning new skills and putting them into use builds confidence and makes work more stimulating and variable.  Accelerate your career progress  Expanding your skills beyond your current role future-proofs your career and makes you an attractive candidate for promotions. Learning should be a core value of organizations  Organizations and businesses also have much to gain from supporting their employees’ professional development, and the benefits can far outweigh the associated expenses. Making learning a cornerstone of your business’s philosophy is rarely anything but a smart move. Boost profits  There is evidence that developing a good training program can lead to significantly higher business income per employee. This is probably the most compelling argument for investing in workforce […]

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