‘You learn something new everyday’ as the saying goes, so why not learn something new at work? Employees should always be given the opportunity to advance wherever possible, and it’s an employer’s job to make sure they can do that. Your employees are a reflection of the company you run so why not make them as highly qualified and happy as possible. Here are a few reasons why training and development is so important.

Why Training and Development Is so Important

Showing an Interest

Giving staff members the ability to develop themselves more will give them a sense of respect and appreciation for you and your company. It demonstrates that you value that person as a member of your staff, and you genuinely care about their future. This level of care and faith in an employee will make them more motivated in the work they produce for you. An overall improvement in job satisfaction can go a long way to keep employees engaged and motivated on a day-to-day basis. As well as improve their mood and make them happy at work.

High Quality Workforce

The more you train and develop your employees, the better they can perform at work. Having a well-trained and highly qualified staff not only makes your company more effective, but it makes your company more appealing to do business with. By having a high quality workforce it shows that you take care of your employees and make sure that they aim to reach their highest potential.

Appealing To Potential Employees

It’s important for a company to continue it’s growth and that will include taking on more employees. Every employer wants to take on top talent so by offering training and development you will give yourself the best chance of snatching them up. Someone applying to work for your company knows that they can get the training needed to keep progressing with plenty of chances for advancement. Being offered a job that pays good money with plenty of opportunity for development is too good to miss out on.


A common misconception is that it costs a lot of money to train employees; in reality it doesn’t have to cost much at all. There are plenty of options for training that can be done internally for example having health and safety training can be crucial, or something more advanced such as computer skills to keep employees up to date with the latest technology. There is a huge range of courses online which cover a variety of different fields of work, by offering this to your employees it gives them the opportunity to do the training in their own time with less pressure.

Training and development is clearly something that is important for employees and for companies as a whole. An individual will not be able to advance in the workplace without the right guidance and support, training will give them a sense of achievement and motivation that will be reflected in their work. A company offering these opportunities will make themselves more appealing as a brand, which is important for future business and recruiting.

Do you have training requirements within your company but don’t have the time to organise it? At Rhodes Training and Development we offer a range of courses that can be delivered at your offices or at one of our specially selected venues, the choice is yours. We have experience of working with organisations to identify their training requirements and then put together a comprehensive plan including agreed measurable objectives. Read more information about our training and development courses.

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