Is professional development or a new career start required?

Posted on by Braylen Fox

Is professional development or a new career start required? Whether further vocational training and/or a new career start is desired or determined from the outside is not so essential for the further procedure. There are simply many things to consider and weigh up, many decisions to be made - this brochure provides suggestions, assistance and the necessary motivation.

What are the advantages of internal training? One advantage of such internal training is the fact that larger groups of employees can be trained at the same time and thus all those concerned are on the same level. Possible subject areas for in-house training are, for example, management training, project management or technical knowledge.

What are the topics for in-company training?

Possible topics for in-house training include management training, project management or technical knowledge. However, some companies prefer not to train employees in-house, but to send them to external workshops and courses.

How do you benefit from continuing education?

After all, the cost of continuing education can be claimed on your next tax return. When you attend a training course, your boss also benefits. Many companies therefore support the efforts of their employees and grant educational leave or promote the training individually.

How can internal training strengthen?

Internal training can strengthen team spirit. When employees from different departments take part in the seminar, they get to know and understand each other's roles better. This breaks down silo thinking. By working in groups during a seminar, employees learn to work as a team and resolve conflicts.

What is the problem with in-company training? The problem with in-company training: Companies often think in the short term, ignoring long-term costs and risks. When the economy is bad, they cut back on continuing education measures. If the order books are full, employees do not have the time they need for further training.

What is the goal of professional development?

The aim of continuing vocational training is not only to be able to respond to technical changes and economic change, but also to social developments. These include, for example, changes in the demographic structure of the German population and new economic trends.

How does your employer benefit from continuing education?

When you attend a training course, your boss also benefits. Many companies therefore support the commitment of their employees and grant educational leave or promote the training individually. Ask your employer whether it will pay for the training in full or at least partially cover the costs.

What is the impact of continuing education on the employer?

Continuing education brings you up-to-date knowledge, which you can pass on to other employees as well as to your employer. Continuing education can increase the competitiveness of the company. And, of course, it also has a positive effect on customers when the company supports the employees' own initiative.

What are the advantages of external training?

After all, in the context of further training, everyone should feel comfortable so that they can get involved in the subject. However, external training also offers some advantages, because the new environment provides the necessary distance from the daily work and the own workplace.

What are the disadvantages of external training? External and also in-house training both have their advantages and disadvantages. In-house training is not always the better decision, but external training also entails risks and, above all, additional expenses. The point is not that one variant is better.

What forms of external training are available? These are the forms of external training: Off-site continuing education: These usually take place as block events and are held over a period of one to several days by appropriate experts. In-house training: This type of training classically takes place on the employer's premises.

What further training is available in the company organization?

This also includes the expansion of the professional position with the employer. There are two clear subdivisions for the two occasions: Advancement as well as adaptation further training. Continuing education within the framework of the company organization is widespread and is usually borne by the company.

What is company spending on continuing education in Germany? Company spending on continuing education: Share of total labor costs in Germany very low. Companies bear the costs for the continuing education of their workforces firstly through the direct costs05 for courses, secondly through apportionments or contributions to funds, and thirdly through the loss of productive working time.

How does the boss benefit from continuing education?

When you take a continuing education course, the company where you work also benefits. This is how you convince your boss to cover the costs of further training.

Can the boss refuse further training? However, even if the boss pays for the training, there may be cases in which the employee is not obliged to participate. For example, if the planned training has no factual connection to the employee's actual work duties, the employee may refuse.

What is important for continuing education?

In this context, a self-confident appearance is particularly important. Emphasize the benefits that the company will gain from your continuing education! Make it clear to your boss how important further training is nowadays in order to survive in the job market and highlight all the advantages that the company has as a result.

Is professional development particularly effective?

For example, further training for employees focuses on routine work, while at higher levels it is primarily integration strategies that are developed. Formally, professional development is particularly effective when theory and practice are linked as closely as possible.

What is the intensity of use for in-company training?

The intensity of use is highest - in relative terms - for instruction and/or induction. It is considerably lower for learning and/or quality circles as well as job rotation and/or exchange programs. These forms of in-company continuing training are (at least still) of marginal importance.

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