Training and development is one of the most important investments an organization can make for its growth. The quality of the employees is determined by their experiences and exposure within the organization. When these experiences are restricted in terms of time or opportunity for development, then employees cannot be expected to excel.
Employees rely on training and development to improve their expertise in their current positions and help them prepare for advanced positions. An organization must provide its employees with opportunities for learning and growth. Jobs must be able to enhance skills, incorporate a variety of tasks and responsibilities, and include autonomy and feedback. Jobs that are unrewarding lead to job dissatisfaction.
Employee resignations and turnover is also increased when people are denied opportunities for learning and development. Employees begin to feel that the demands made on them cannot be fully delivered without proper training.
Training and development initiatives raise existing skills and competences among employees to expected standards, while increasing their morale and confidence.