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7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

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This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and explores different ways to improve employee development programs.

It’s no surprise that employee development programs are a critical part to the growth and progress of any organization. A 2014 report published by Training Magazine found that over $100 billion dollars is spent annually on learning and development programs, yet many survey respondents felt there is considerable room for improvement within these programs.

In his article, Ferrazzi highlights seven challenges that companies must tackle to create truly effective development programs.

A few of these include:

  • Providing flexible learning options. One of the greatest issues with development programs is finding the time to actually do them. Companies must cater to the busy schedules of their employees by offering on-demand and mobile solutions.
  • Provide different programs for diverse learning styles. In a multigenerational workforce, it is paramount for organizations to cater their learning and development programs to meet the needs of their diverse staff. A program geared for Millennials will look and feel different than one catered to Baby Boomers.


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