Employee Training Week: Does Training Lead to Happiness?

This is Employee Training Week, in case you didn’t already know.  I’ve posted several times before on the link between employee engagement and workplace training and development.  I believe there is a direct correlation between job satisfaction and the amount of regular, interactive, and applicable training employees are given.  And, the better and more relevant the training, the better and more engaged the employeesMan sitting at table

This principle is especially true for an organization’s best performers because they are the ones who crave constant growth and regular achievement.  Without a steady path forward and access to new skills, the best employees will quickly grow bored and disillusioned and leave the organization. (The principle also extends to Gen Y employees, in case you were wondering).

Workplace Learning Today, a group blog by Brandon Hall Research, highlights the training-happiness connection.  And, if you’re interested in working towards a better training and development program in your own organization, there’s no time like the present, especially in light of the fact that this week is specially dedicated to Employee Training. If you need some resources to get you started, be sure to check out the Blogroll at Workplace Learning Today–you can’t ask for a more complete listing of resources from the U.S. and around the globe. 

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