The A-Z of Training: O is for Opportunity

What training opportunities do you offer your staff?

Many companies offer minimal initial training, with little additional training beyond what is required. This is most common in companies where there is a high turnover of staff. Looking at this situation from an employee's perspective, the lack of development might be the reason behind the turnover rate.

Some companies realise that offering training opportunities has three potential improvements for the business:

We have recently had the pleasure of working with Explore Learning, who were named 47th Best Company to Work Form by The Sunday Times. They have a core management-training programme that all new graduates undertake when they join the company, which is followed by a wide range of optional courses across a range of business areas. The opportunities that they provide demonstrates to staff that they are committed to development, and is ne of the reasons Explore Learning retains its staff so well.

If you are wondering how to improve staff retention and engagement, then looking at how you allow them to develop is a great first step.

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Dr Adam Chester is a cofounder of Prodeceo.

He is excited about empowering Training Managers and Learning and Development professionals with technology that is easy to use.

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