Learning at Work Week is an annual event that promotes the building of learning cultures at work.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can help to upskill both your business and your employees. Developing and enhancing knowledge within your business can promote productivity, passion, a fresh perspective, and innovation.
The benefits of investing in learning
Keeping up to date with the ever-changing economy can help you to ensure the services and goods you provide are suitable and relevant. This does not need to cost a lot of time or money, which we know can be a barrier for small businesses, as taking time out of the business can be tough. The benefits of doing so include increasing the business’ reputation, encouraging talented people to want to work for you and customers wanting to bring their business to you. The extra knowledge, ability to network during the course and the impact the training will have on your employees are all things to consider when thinking about investing in learning.
Grace Williams and I (both HR Consultants at Sue Willmott HR), evaluated our own learning on the CIPD website, using the CIPD map and reviewed the actions recommended. This enables us to plan our learning and continue to progress, enabling us to support our clients in the best (and most up to date!) way possible.
How to get started
There are many free courses available online, webinars and events that can help to upskill your team. When completing any CPD, ensure it is recorded appropriately. During appraisals, this information can be drawn upon, helping you to utilise your team skills to their full potential.
Sue Willmott HR offers a coaching service where we can help your workforce to identify training and development opportunities and support you to book and undertake them. We can also arrange any bespoke training your team may need. Contact us for more information.
AUTHOR: Jennie Sadd
I am a Remote HR Consultant for Sue Willmott HR & Careers Consultancy.
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