5 Career Benefits of Continuing Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development is a key factor when a company is looking at candidates for promotion or to fill a vacancy.
CPD shows a level of competency in that individual because they are keeping up to date with best practices and learning new ways of doing things in the sector or business. When candidates have an organised and formal continuing professional development catalogue, it shows many things to a panel.
1. This person is self-motivated. They have the drive to expand their knowledge and abilities through engaging in courses and activities on their own time and merit. Knowing that a staff member will engage in a training course that the company is paying for ensures a return on that investment. An employee that actively pursues continuing professional development on their own time will engage in company training because they have proved their commitment to CPD.
2. This person is committed to self-improvement. Because they are formally engaging in developing their skills, knowledge, and abilities. When an employee is committed to self-improvement, they are more open to learning and bringing a company forward.
3. This person is interested in the profession. A candidate that shows an active interest in a profession is more likely to be engaged as an employee and to strive for improvements and remain in this profession. This gives the green light for further investment in training and developing this staff member for mutual benefits.
4. This person can add value and confidence to my Company. Staff that actively engage in continuing professional development bring knowledge, skills and abilities. This in turn leads to business confidence from your customers, through the excellence professional development brings.