[FLR] Investing in Training

Happy Friday,


I for one, am really excited about the snow. Why you may ask? I am looking forward to returning to skiing after 15+ yrs of snowboarding. I just bought new boots & the gentleman from Sporting Life did an excellent job guiding me on the right brand and fit. He had just spent 2 days getting trained with a boot specialist that they brought in from Europe. As he shared the training he received, you could sense what he personally got from this. Not only was their an expertise that I benefited from as he guided me towards a great fit, but also I could tell it was energizing & confidence building that his firm would invest in him.


I knew that he knew & more importantly, he knew that he knew about the right solution for me.


Smart training provides learning, behaviour application & business impact.


Interesting stats from IEEE on the return of training


33% increase in employee retention
56% of HR Managers saw training as an essential developmental tool
25% increase in confidence
38% of knowledge gains
60% reduction in errors
55% reduction in training times


IEEE, 92% of CEO’s saw a business impact of training on their employees. Companies that invested $1500 or more per employee saw on average a 24% increase in profitability. Smart training provides learning, behaviour application & business impact


“I’m a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word “grow.” ”  Zig Ziglar


Lifelong Learning is Good for your Health | HBR


The Future of Your Career Depends on Lifelong Learning | Forbes


Lifelong Learning and the Future of Skills | Globe and Mail



Leading along the road with you,


P.S. Wanting to become an actively engaged lifelong learner? Reach out to Jason Parks at jason.parks@careerjoy.com or 1-877-256-2569 ext 600 to get started with leadership development.


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