Importance of training your staff
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