HR Glossary / Training and Development

Training and development are instructional activities or programs created by an organization to improve individual or team knowledge, skills, and abilities to further the growth of its team members.

Why Is Training and Development Important?

Training and development programs are a universal way for companies to improve the performance of their workforce.   Besides contributing to growth, such programs also help attract and retain talent. 

Benefits of training and development include:

  • Increasing employee productivity;
  • Improving employee motivation and engagement;
  • Enhancing company reputation;
  • Promoting the development of high value skills such as leadership, time management, and teamwork;
  • Reducing employee turnover.

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