Im­por­tance of train­ing your staff

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

ON be­half of the Cam­paign for Learn­ing, I would like to thank all the lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, work­places and em­ploy­ees who were among the thou­sands that took part in this year’s Learn­ing at Work Day (May20).

At a time of eco­nomic un­cer­tainty and bud­get cuts, it is heart­en­ing to see so many or­gan­i­sa­tions make a pub­lic com­mit­ment to staff devel­op­ment.

This is im­por­tant not only from the per­spec­tive of weath­er­ing the dif­fi­cul­ties ahead – re­search shows that busi­nesses that in­vest in their staff are 2.5 times likely to sur­vive a re­ces­sion than those that don’t – but for busi­nesses to be in a po­si­tion to take ad­van­tage of and power fu­ture growth in the econ­omy.

This year for Learn­ing at Work Day we also pro­moted the new right for staff to request time to train in or­gan­i­sa­tions with over 250 staff. It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ees to open up a con­ver­sa­tion with their man­ager about train­ing they’ve iden­ti­fied that can help them do their job bet­ter and bring ben­e­fits to the busi­ness. Free re­sources to sup­port this can be found on the Learn­ing at Work Day web­site www.learningat­work­day.com.

We hope that com­pa­nies con­tinue to put train­ing at the fore­front of their strate­gies for busi­ness devel­op­ment and sur­vival. TrICIa HarT­lEY

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Cam­paign for learn­ing

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