How to maximize your employee’s professional development

How do you go about approving and following up on employees’ training, coaching and development opportunities? Training, coaching and development are big business, costing an estimated $136 billion annually in North America. Most leaders determine as a part of their role what and when employees get to engage in development opportunities. Different sectors and jobs put different emphasis on people development. Employers looking to retain and develop knowledge workers, for example, typically allocate budget dollars to training, coaching and development, above mandatory training that covers policies such as harassment.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.