The value of professional development
It’s a fact: Any serious professional worth their salt – in any industry – should be dedicated to ongoing professional development, skills enhancement, and lifelong learning. It provides those with experience expanded career opportunities, and make new professionals competitive quickly. And a comprehensive training program means faster onboarding of new staff. It’s what makes conferences, in-house training sessions, and professional certifications so valuable.
A recent poll by Kelton Global, on behalf of University of Phoenix, revealed that “nearly nine-in-ten (89 percent) working Americans believe there is still room for them to grow in their current careers, and can point to at least one skill they will need to learn to take their jobs to the next level.”
But with tight budgets and increased competition comes a heightened sensitivity to lost opportunities while away from the office, travel and lodging expenses, and a desire for quality training that moves fast. [Read more…]