Employee training and development plans are practical action plans used by leaders to ensure their employees are growing personally and developing their ability to perform and achieve in the workplace. The same plans also ensure that employee growth aligns with the goals and objectives of the employer, allowing any gaps to be filled along the way. It’s worth pointing out right away that employee development plans are different to the “PDP” or personal development plan. How? In simple terms, personal development plans tend to be owned by the individual employee and often focus on personal and life goals rather than work achievement.
There’s a significant payoff to be had once you can identify an employee development system that works for you. People are motivated by more than financial reward. Today’s workplaces see employees with high expectations around self-development; after all, people want to ensure they are fulfilling their personal potential and have skills that make them attractive and competitive within the job market.