Importance of Professional Development Programs

Many employers shy away from professional development programs, thinking they are unnecessary. However, there are several ways these programs can benefit not just your employees, but also your business. Employee knowledge and advancementBeyond the benefits of supplemental training for one's job, professional development enhances an employee's value and ensures they remain relevant in their career field, said Steve Smith, founder and CEO of GrowthSource Coaching. Professional development can also involve an employee becoming certified in a field complementary to their current position. Development certification is one way for staffers to demonstrate they can perform bigger and better things, upping their value to their employers and the workforce in general. "Becoming irrelevant is the fastest way to lose your job or, if [you own] a company, have your business decline," Smith…
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