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Why you Should Invest in Learning and Development


What is Learning and Development?

Learning and Development or L&D describes what a business does to encourage professional development for its workers. Learning development can be a training course, development programs, development activities and online learning.

Learning and development are one of the main responsibilities of Human Resource Management, which is usually taken care of by the HR department. Developement strategies can differ for each company. Larger corporate companies tend to have a completely different strategy to small or medium-sized companies. 

Why is Learning and Development so Important

There are many reasons why investing in your staff is so important. Learning and development is a chance for teams to grow their knowledge base and improve their job skills to become more effective within their job role and create a strong working culture. 

Although training your employees for effective learning development skills can be expensive, the return on investment is endless. Workers who receive learning and development can be beneficial for all types of companies, from increasing employee engagement to developing employee loyalty and staff retention, but it is really smaller companies that take effect. Giving your workers the opportunity to develop and learn new skills can not only benefit themselves but the business itself. 

Here are a few other reasons why companies should be investing in learning and development:

The Benefits of Learning and Development 

Improved Productivity and Performance

Allow workers to further their skills means they can do their jobs more efficiently and change into other roles easily. Investing in learning and development skills can improve an employees knowledge of the industry, the purpose of the business and a better insight into their duties in their role.

Increase in Employee Satisfaction

When helping your workers with their career development allows employees to feel valued and supported within their workplace, therefore  is likely to boost employee job satisfaction. Workers are less likely to seek other job options which reduce the overall staff turnover within the workplace. 

Increased Business Knowledge 

Learning and development is an effective learning strategy within your workplace that can lead to an increase of business knowledge for your workers, forming a collaborative environment making workers more passionate and driven to help achieve the company’s goals. 

Increase Innovation

Investing in employee training strategies allows your employees to learn from expert speakers and network with like-minded people across the industry. This can also encourage your workers to develop new ideas to move the business forward. 

Learning and Developing Reinforces Business Values

As businesses expand, lots of companies sway from their original business values. Learning and development is important to any business, as it reminds the management and the workers about these values. Investing in employee development can reinforce the business’s values by giving users a chance to show them and recognise loyal employees. 

The Importance of Off-Site Training 

Using effective learning and development strategies at your company can help to attract potential clients by motivating your team and keeping them for longer. This is part of the manys reasons to why at Kettering Conference Centre we put such a focus on these strategies as we understand how it benefits your business. 

At Kettering Conference & Leisure Village our conference venue offers employee training and development sessions at our location in Northamptonshire. Whether it is formal training sessions delivered by the public, staff, or business leaders, we see the long term benefits. We also see how off-site training has an effect on company success and coworkers instead of holding sessions in the workplace. 

Our training venue is an opportunity to learn in a quiet space for you and your workers to get the most out of their training program. Our training venue allows you to take the time away from any distractions so that your workers can give their full attention.

We offer state of the art equipment and technology that you can use in your training session. We offer a wide range of facilities, such as free wifi, allowing you and your team to have a smooth-running presentation. Our purpose built conference and training centre has all the facilities you need for a successful training session. 

If you require more information then please do not hesitate to give us a call.