Aligning Training with Business Goals: 5 Steps Strategy to Business Success

| January 18, 2019

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We all know providing effective learning and development opportunities to employees is imperative when it comes to helping an organization create and sustain competitive advantage. According to Bersin by Deloitte, organizations that focus on skill development of their employees have 37% more employee productivity, and are 32% more likely to be first in the market. But, organizations that align training with their business goals will at least witness a 40% more increase in their key business metrics than others (Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Learning Strategy Survey). In fact, 78% organizations do feel it is crucial to align their training strategy with business goals.However, despite these numbers speaking volumes, only 36% of organizations have a training strategy that is aligned to their business goals. Why is there such an enormous disconnect? If organizations know it is beneficial to align learning with business goals, why are only a few able to achieve it?

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Tidewater Community College

Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) serves South Hampton Roads with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach; a regional Visual Arts Centre in Olde Towne Portsmouth; the Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the downtown Norfolk theater district; a regional Advanced Technology Center and Regional Health Professions Center on its Virginia Beach Campus; the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake; the Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk; and the Center for Military and Veterans Education on the Virginia Beach Campus.

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