For today’s employers, learning and development (or “L&D”) have taken on a higher level of importance. With continuous learning a cornerstone of a successful business today, many employers are looking for candidates with a strong mix of existing skills as well as learning abilities. They are adopting the “hire for aptitude, train for skill” mindset, seeking candidates who demonstrate curiosity and enthusiasm to acquire new competencies.
But developing an effective L&D strategy requires more than simply training or retraining employees on company equipment and processes. Ensuring L&D brings measurable value requires a calculated approach.
In this guide, we outline how SMB employers can develop a meaningful learning and development program to keep staff advancing alongside their organization.