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Growth and development in a job role is one of the main reasons why employees opt to move jobs. They want to be able to see progression in their career and with this reassurance, employee morale is likely to be high and the success of the business as a whole is likely to grow.
Incorporating a strong development plan for your business and employees can help to increase the reputation of your brand. It can create a word-of-mouth marketing for your business and attract more employees to your business who are striving to succeed with you.
Here are 3 reasons why to invest heavily into your L&D programmes within your business.
The number of hours spent in a full-time working office can clock up to 40 hours a week, and in some cases, even more. The majority of our working lives are spent in a working environment which is why employees need to remain motivated and engaged to perform well.
When employees become aware of development schemes and plans by employers to develop their staff, they’re more likely to stay for the long term and look forward to their future. These types of programs keep them motivated in improving themselves whilst also promoting the company they work for. It’s rare that employees simply want a comfortable job without progression. Having these supports in place can reassure them that you’re supporting their growth.
Employers can only put the resources in front of their employees to accomplish their goals. It’s up to employees to actually grasp these opportunities to improve themselves. By putting in place structures for employees, it provides employees with a scope of what they need to do to reach their goal. Therefore, they’ll use this as motivation to grow themselves and learn from others around them. By creating a learning environment, it creates a growth mindset with your employees and creates long term success for learning in the future.
The benefit of D&L programmes are that they can be applicable to all ages. Even for millennials, their biggest attraction in job roles is ensuring they’ll be able to develop and learn throughout their role.
Similarly, older employees can also develop their skills even if they feel they’re well experienced. It can be done to increase the opportunities for a more senior role or perhaps adapting to new technologies in the business.
Regardless of your employee demographic, any programmes that you put in place will show to them that you’re looking out for the present and future of your employees.
The job market is incredibly unpredictable at the moment, but you need to make sure that you attract the best possible talent to your brand and business. Learning and development is key to attracting this talent to your business.
Building your brand is more than partnering with a brand strategy agency or utilising your social media channels. Updating your internal processes can be just as important as the ones you produce externally.