A knowledgeable employee is a valuable employee.

Employee training and development is a broad term covering multiple kinds of employee learning.

Training is a program that helps employees learn specific knowledge or skills to improve performance in their current roles. Development is more expansive and focuses on employee growth and future performance, rather than an immediate job role.

Why you need high-impact employee training and development.

Good training and development programs help you retain the right people and grow profits. As the battle for top talent becomes more competitive, employee training and development programs are more important than ever. Hiring top talent takes time and money, and how you engage and develop that talent from the time they are first on-boarded impacts retention and business growth. According to the 2017 Workplace Learning Report from LinkedIn, 69% of L&D professionals say that talent is the number one priority in their organizations, and over ¼ are expecting a budget increase in 2017 for L&D programs.”

According to China Gorman, CEO at Great Place to Work, “As companies grow and the war for talent intensifies, it is increasingly important that training and development programs are not only competitive but are supporting the organization on its defined strategic path.” And it’s not just about retention. Employee training and development programs directly impact your bottom line.

According to SHRM, the link between learning and business success is compelling. “Companies that learn fastest and adapt well to changing environments perform the best over time,” says Edward Hess, a professor of business administration and author.