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Workplace training

Benefits of staff development

Why a good CPD (Continuous Professional Development) programme is good for your workplace

From improving productivity to making work more rewarding and satisfying, work-related training has a wide range of benefits. 'Continuous Professional Development' (CPD) is not the responsibility of the employer, or the individual employee - it's both! So whether you are a manager looking to improve performance and morale, or an individual looking to develop your career and job satisfaction, find out more below about how workplace training can support your goals. 

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The Benefits of Staff Training and Development:

Improved job performance

Staff CPD programmes can provide employees with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to perform their jobs more effectively. This can lead to improved productivity, better quality of work and improved customer focus - all of which, of course, will boost profitability or earning potential!

Increased motivation and engagement

Higher motivation drives better performance. When employees feel that they are developing their skills and abilities, they are likely to be more motivated and engaged in their work. This leads to increased job satisfaction and a more positive work culture.

Equally, staff who are engaged with their employer's mission and objectives are more likely to see themselves as part of a team effort. A higher level of 'buy-in' creates increased loyalty, better communication, and more effective teamwork.

Staff retention and development

Skills shortages and unfilled vacancies are a current problem for many companies. Investing in staff development can help to retain employees, as they are more likely to feel valued and supported by their employer. This reduces staff turnover and the costs associated with recruiting to vacancies and training new staff. As staff learn and grow, they are better equipped for promotion or taking new roles and responsibilities. This can provide greater continuity in workforce planning and give the organisation greater control over its own future.

    Organisational reputation

    An ongoing commitment to developing staff can enhance an organisation's reputation, both as an employer and in the wider community. It demonstrates both the value being placed on the contribution of staff and to providing high-quality services to customers.

    Better decision-making and more innovation

    Industry-relevant staff development programmes will help employees to develop both work-related and 'transferable' skills, such critical thinking and independent research. This will not only help them stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends but enable more informed and confident decision-making problem-solving. Developing more skills and knowledge also helps staff think creatively and come up with innovative solutions to workplace challenges. This can help the organisation to stay ahead of the competition and drive growth.


      Quite apart from the direct benefits, a good staff development programme will have a positive impact on employee morale. It enables staff to reflect on themselves and their role, and demonstrates that the employer is invested in their personal as well as professional development. This is a win-win for both the company and the individual.

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