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WHITE PAPER: The responsibility for training and development today falls on both employers and employees |Kelly Services Research

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In the past, it made sense that employers bear the costs for developing employee skills to help business growth. It was also deemed that this act of generosity can also keep staff loyal, since it reinforces an employee’s sense of their value to the workplace. And an engaged employee is less likely to leave.

However, tighter corporate budgets are putting pressure on employer-driven training around the world, and according to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the average direct spend on training per employee decreased.

As a result, the responsibility for training and development today falls on both employers and employees. And Kelly Services has observed a pronounced shift in how employers and staff are approaching personal career development. More and more, training is being perceived as a constant cycle of evolution, renewal and empowerment. The notion of training to get and hold a single lifelong position is outmoded – employees accept that advancement may mean a number of vocational shifts throughout their careers, and they are beginning to realize that the means for advancement lie in their own hands.

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