Do you know anyone who would invest in a new car and wouldn’t expect there to be an investment in ongoing maintenance to keep the vehicle running in optimal condition?
So, why would an organisation not expect to make an ongoing investment in employee learning and development?
- Ongoing learning promotes job satisfaction. The more knowledgeable employees are, the more they’ll be able to contribute.
- Training is a retention tool, and staff looking for the next challenge will be more likely to stay if you give them opportunities to learn and grow.
- Learning adds flexibility and efficiency. Employees who are cross-trained in more than one aspect of their job roles enhance their skills and capability.