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Major societal shifts like globalisation and digitisation are transforming the world as we know it, and ramifications are spreading at a lightning quick pace throughout the working landscape.

Skills shortages abound across industries, and nowhere is immune to the impact of change. Formal education is no longer enough; people must continue to learn and acquire new skills throughout their working lives.

Employers are therefore coming under increasing pressure to create and retain an inspired and productive workforce that is ready for the future.

This new reality places a huge amount of responsibility on employers, not only on the wellbeing of the individual but for the organisation – it is no secret that thriving employees lead to thriving business. They are also playing a key role for society; where organisations develop a highly skilled workforce, the economy thrives and whole sectors are better set up for the onslaught of change.

Thankfully, HR and L&D teams all over the country are proving up for the challenge. In recognising the value of investing in the skills of their workforce, they can keep up with changes in technology and futureproof their business.

Of course, developing powerful programmes takes a huge amount of time and resource. So often HR and L&D teams are so busy that they don’t have time to take a step back and think about the difference it has made.

But it is critical that they do.

Read the full article in Personnel Today https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/the-power-of-celebration-driving-change-with-the-princess-royal-training-awards/

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