Training staff is important for employers as training focuses on current job requirements. Employers’ responsibilities around staff development arguably are not as obvious since development focuses on enhancing skills required for future jobs.
Respond to the following questions in relation to staff development:
- Do you think employers should invest in staff development? Why or why not?
- In what ways can decisions about staff development affect a public health organization’s staffing plan?
- What strategies would you recommend to balance the benefits of staff development with budgetary constraints?