Mon 25 Jul 2016
In the UK, the modern job seeker is considering the importance of career development opportunities when applying for jobs as it is now considered as important as salary. A survey published by market research company Ipsos Mori indicated that less than half of employees believe they are receiving adequate training from their current employer to aid their career progression. But why aren’t professionals taking part in relevant training?
According to the CIPD, almost four in ten employees say they rarely find time for training and development.It is more difficult than ever to take a day out of the office to attend a training course. To turn off your phone and to focus solely on learning is seemingly less possible than ever before.
Training is however incredibly important, not only can it make you more productive, it can help you develop, refresh and learn different skills. On average the UK employee is allowed 6 training days a year, it is rare that these are all taken. Training is not only important for the employee, but it also reflects well on a company. If a company is seen to invest in an employee, then it makes them more attractive, they are showing that they are committed to help you develop your role within their company and this is only going to have positive connotations on both parties.
Overall Training allows employees to acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, perform better, increase productivity and be better leaders. Since a company is the sum total of what employees achieve individually, organizations should do everything in their power to ensure that employees perform at their peak.
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