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 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

Why I went to California, and why you should too*

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 05-Dec-2018 02:00:00

*You don’t actually have to go to California, but I do recommend taking advantage of professional development opportunities whenever possible. 

A senior member of the team and I travelled to California recently to attend the Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference. The conference was hosted by the American Society of Appraisers, an international organisation representing all appraisal disciplines, including business valuation.

It was a jam-packed three days of hearing from expert industry practitioners and thought-leaders on diverse topics, including:

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Topics: Training and Professional Development, staff management, business development, Business culture, professional development

How to conduct a performance review [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 01-Mar-2017 05:30:00

When hiring staff it is important to document the job position to be filled, document the responsibilities and capabilities associated with the role, and clearly communicate these to the individual coming in to your organisation. (We discussed this process in detail in our Staff Recruitment eBook.)

A Performance Review is about taking stock of how the individual and the team they’re operating in is performing to those original responsibilities over the longer term.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Staff, Training and Professional Development, infographic, staff performance, performance review

Free download: Staff Training Plan [template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Jan-2017 05:04:00

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

Business owners swap insights at JPAbusiness luncheons

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 07-Dec-2016 04:04:00

The diversity of business sectors represented at our recent JPAbusiness luncheons in Sydney, Melbourne and Orange made for quite a unique experience at each event.

It meant people were very comfortable sharing quite specific insights about the challenges, issues and opportunities facing their businesses – insights they might have hesitated to share in a more competitive environment.

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Topics: Training and Professional Development

 
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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