HRM header logo

The Importance of Professional Development

When some people hear the words ‘professional development’ they jump with joy… others internally groan. If you’re a business owner professional development is something that should be highly regarded by both you and your employees, so it’s important you paint it in a positive light. It’s easy for staff members to become comfortable within their role if they’ve been working in a specific industry for a long time and often they think they don’t need any more ongoing training.

The truth is if you don’t want your employees falling behind others in their industry when it comes to changing trends, then you need to be investing in professional development.

Here’s just a few of the reasons why it’s so important;


  • Offering professional development is one way to show employees you care about their career progression. It’s a sign you want them to reach their full potential and could possibly promote from within. This in turn can boost office morale because your staff members will feel more valued.


  • Professional development and training sessions break up the monotony of a regular work day. It’s a chance for employees to not only get new ideas for project they’re working on, but it can also re-ignite their passion for the industry.


  • Career learning is a lifelong process. Professional development provides employees with the tools to not just be good, but great, at what they do. There’s constant changes happening in every industry whether it’s new regulations or different techniques, so it’s important employees keep their skills current.

And of course, as the business owner it’s important you also continue learning.

Professional development can range from conferences to online courses or even workshops. HRM can help you build people management strategies which incorporates how often your staff should receive training and what kind, to help your business run smoother. HRM also holds regular workshops throughout the year. If you’d like more information call us today 07 5430 7750.

Related articles

Positive Duty – HR Fact Sheet.

What is the positive duty? The positive duty is a legal obligation for ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)’ and ‘employers’ under the Sex