In a time where organisations and their reputations are being judged on how they are treating their people, those that will survive and thrive are the ones that have managed their workforce in the right way – and that includes continuing to develop your talent.
Even if training budgets have been reduced or are on hold, you can still get at least 95% of training costs covered for accredited diploma programmes. Utilising Levy funds which your company may have still been contributing, or those set aside by the government for non-Levy payers means that development of your talent can continue even under limited budget controls.
Giving the time and encouragement to developing your employees shows that you remain optimistic about the future. It also reassures your people of your commitment to their place in your business and that you continue to value their contribution. And it and can help create a sense of belonging and purpose for your employees in a time where there is a great deal of uncertainty.
If you’ve got employees on furlough, or flexible furlough, or who have returned to work but with spare capacity as business demand may not have picked back up again yet then this can be an ideal opportunity for personal development. Studies show that the busier someone is, the more productive they become, so empowering employees to invest some time for their professional development might be exactly what they need right now to keep them moving forward and working hard.
We now offer an even wider range of programmes to develop your people, from leadership and management levels, to support functions and operational levels