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Create professional development opportunities with training management tools from Sage

Career development software can help your employees flourish and bring better business results. 

Why establish a career development programme?

Your employees are your company’s most valuable asset, which is why an investment in them is an investment in your business. Having a comprehensive career development programme can help you attract the top talent in your field, reduce staff turnover, and help the high achievers in your team grow into tomorrow’s business leaders.

Career development training is also improves employee productivity and innovation. With a lack of career advancement opportunities being reported as one of the top reasons for leaving an employer, providing chances for growth with training helps you retain the top talent on your team.

How to set up a career development programme

A strong career development programme is something that businesses can offer regardless of size and setting one up is simple with the right software. Training management tools from Sage will ensure your success.

When setting up training management for your career development programme, you need to consider how you’ll manage the following:

Identifying professional development opportunities

Identify the necessary skills for the job and any skills gaps You will have to conduct a learning needs assessment to see where there’s room for improvement in your staff.

Setting goals

Identify the strengths and weaknesses in your staff through a learning needs assessment and set learning goals based on current skill levels.

Tracking and managing progress

Keep track of your employees’ progress with HR software. Having access to activity records and progress overviews eliminates guesswork from the process and makes appraisals more effective.

Aligning individual career development with company goals

Your employees may be nervous to bring up their career development aspirations in performance appraisals. That’s why a career development programme is a great opportunity to discuss these and to see how you can align these individual ambitions with your business goals.

When starting your career development programme you should provide a safe space to talk about career development in a one-on-one setting.

This will provide useful insights when planning which training opportunities to offer employees, and how going through the training programme may have changed these aspirations.

Benefits of Sage career development software

There are several advantages to utilising HR software from Sage in your career development programme:

Benefits for employees

It’s easy to identify professional development opportunities through learning needs assessments. Offering self-assessment as part of the process motivates them to take charge of their own career growth.

Benefits for employers

Get actionable insights from activity reports and an employee progress overview, ensuring you’ve got the most up-to-date insights into your workforce.

Sage Business Cloud

People

The best HR software for medium-sized business.

As part of Sage Business Cloud, People is perfect for employee reviews and people management.

  • Simplify your employees’ performance management with a single, scalable solution
  • Be compliant wherever in the world you are in the world with automated global policies and processes
  • Set goals using the actionable insights provided in downloadable reports and dashboards
  • Identify, manage, and retain employees with talent management tools
  • Empower employees to manage their information with a self-service portal
  • Manage your expanding global workforce with flexible resource planning capabilities
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