6 reasons to invest in training and professional development [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 02-Jan-2022 13:30:41

We all want competent, confident staff who feel fulfilled and motivated by their work – as we've discussed in previous blogs, it's a win-win that provides benefits for both the employer and employee.

First we need to answer the question: what is the difference between 'training' and 'professional development'?

Training is about ensuring your employees have the required skills and expertise to carry out the tasks for which they are responsible.

Professional development is a more long-term concept and is about helping your employees prepare to perform additional duties in future roles.

What are the benefits of having trained people in my organisation?

The infographic below lists 6 benefits of investing in staff training and professional development.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Staff, Training and Professional Development, infographic, staff training, training and pd

How to develop staff training and PD plans [template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Sep-2021 02:00:00

We all want competent, confident staff who feel fulfilled and motivated by their work – as we've discussed in previous blogs, it's a win-win that provides benefits for both the employer and employee.

Training and professional development is key to staff developing that competence and confidence, so this week we're inviting you to download our free JPAbusiness Staff Training Plan and Professional Development Plan templates.

Don't let COVID-19 derail your training plans

As we move through an uncertain FY21/22, business owners and managers may be tempted to think now is not the time to prioritise staff professional development needs. I believe the opposite is true.

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Topics: Training and Professional Development, Template, staff performance, professional development, managing employees, staff training, coronavirus, training and pd

How to build a great team [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 07-Apr-2021 02:00:00

Developing a reliable team – and keeping them – is one of the biggest challenges in business.

Everyone has their own motivations for the job they do, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

However over the years of helping business owners build and retain effective teams, we've identified several key actions that can help drive success in this area.

We've summarised them in the following infographic:

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Business Planning, Staff, Starting a business, Succession planning, staff management, professional development, staff training

Staff training and PD plans – why you need to think about them now [templates]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 29-Jul-2020 02:00:00

As we head into an uncertain FY20/21 business owners and managers may be tempted to think now is not the time to prioritise staff professional development needs. I believe the opposite is true.

One of the key elements of your business proposition – large or small – is your team, and they’re going through the same anxiety you are. The COVID-19 crisis is impacting their professional lives, personal lives, physical and mental wellbeing, just as it is yours.

Even though you may be struggling simply to pay wages, the last thing you want is to lose good people, whether you lose them physically, or in the sense that they become disengaged as a result of their anxiety about the current environment.

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Topics: Template, business management, staff performance, professional development, staff wellbeing, managing employees, staff training, COVID-19, coronavirus

How to create a Professional Development plan [template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 26-Feb-2020 02:00:00

Staff professional development (PD) needs are best identified through a formal performance management and evaluation process.

I recommend owners/managers sit down with their staff members once every 12 months, as part of their annual performance review process, and develop a PD plan jointly, with each individual.

This review process will identify where already skilled employees need information to support their growth to gain more advanced knowledge, and further develop their own business and leadership skills. 

You can create plans from scratch, or download our free Professional Development Plan template to get you started.

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Topics: Training and Professional Development, Template, staff management, professional development, managing employees, staff training, training and pd

How to create staff training and PD plans [templates]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 21-Aug-2019 02:00:00

We all want competent, confident staff who feel fulfilled and motivated by their work – as we've discussed in previous blogs, it's a win-win that provides benefits for both the employer and employee.

Training and professional development is key to staff developing that competence and confidence, so this week we're inviting you to download our free JPAbusiness Staff Training Plan and Professional Development Plan templates.

Below are some example plans we have filled out to give you an idea of how the templates can be used in your business (just click on the images to view the full-sized documents).

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Topics: Training and Professional Development, Template, professional development, managing employees, staff training, training and pd

6 reasons to invest in staff training and PD [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Mar-2019 02:00:00

First we need to answer the question: what is the difference between 'training' and 'professional development'?

Training is about ensuring your employees have the required skills and expertise to carry out the tasks for which they are responsible.

Professional development is a more long-term concept and is about helping your employees prepare to perform additional duties in future roles.

What are the benefits of having trained people in my organisation?

The infographic below lists 6 benefits of investing in staff training and professional development.

Continue reading...

Topics: Employment and recruitment, Staff, Training and Professional Development, infographic, staff management, managing employees, staff training, training and pd

How to use the JPAbusiness Professional Development Plan [template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Aug-2016 03:00:00

The JPAbusiness Professional Development Plan template has been designed to help you manage your senior staff’s professional development needs.

Use the Professional Development Plan as part of your performance review process to help you discuss, understand, plan and achieve your senior employees’ career objectives.

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Topics: Staff, Training and Professional Development, Template, performance review, managing employees, staff training, managing staff, training and pd

Download the JPAbusiness Staff Training Plan [free template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 02-Aug-2016 05:30:00

The JPAbusiness Staff Training Plan template has been designed to help business owners and senior managers manage their staff training needs.

Use the Staff Training Plan when conducting performance reviews with team members to help identify skills gaps and map out a plan for your employees’ future training.

Click below to download your free template:

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Topics: Staff, Training and Professional Development, Template, managing employees, staff training, managing staff, training and pd

 
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
 
 

 

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