Train to gain

This week, #backtowork has been trending on Twitter, with a number of companies running campaigns aimed at putting a smile on the faces of those returning to work from the August summer break.

Like January, September is a month for planning and preparation, starting new projects, reviving old ones, and reflecting on what does and doesn’t work.

Countless surveys show employees are disgruntled, unhappy in their work, and even looking to move on. But there are also healthy statistics to show if you look after your staff you will reap the rewards. As the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) notes: “The use of flexible working has a big impact on employees’ attitudes to work–life balance, with 65% of flexible workers satisfied or very satisfied with their work–life balance compared with 47% of employees who don’t work flexibly.”

The same goes for training. Educate, inform, nurture and develop them, and both they and your business will benefit. Ignore their learning and development needs at your peril.

As the late great Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company observed: “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay.”

So, if you’re looking to run in-house tailor-made training courses for your invigorated #backtowork team, perhaps we can help. Here at Claire Dee Communications we offer bespoke training courses from better blogging to effective business writing, writing well to sell, and anything in-between. Just drop us an email to find out more.