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How can you get the most out of your time investment in learning and development?

Organising effective learning and development training can be difficult as a HR professional.

Here are some tips to help you maximise your L&D experience and get the most out of your investment (both time and financial):


To get the most out of your time and find the best training for you and your workforce, start by thinking about the following questions:

  • How does the career progression path look within your organisation?
  • What skills or knowledge do employees need to be able to progress or progress more quickly? 
  • What are your employees’ current strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where can you focus training to mitigate weaker areas? 

Based on these questions, you can set specific targets for learning and development to help you decide where best to focus your efforts.

You can also consider whether your targets fit into the SMART parameters (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) to decide whether or not they are realistically achievable. 

Bitesize learning

Shorter, more focused learning modules allow you to squeeze in learning during the day, even around busy schedules. Spending a short amount of time learning each day and learning consistently is also far more effective than spending long blocks of time learning or training very occasionally.

Microlearning can also help you better prioritise your L&D, allowing you to drill down quickly into areas you think will drive you towards meeting your targets.

Engaging with material

To avoid passive consumption of content, learning needs to be active. This could be through encouraging people to take notes, or to ask questions and participate in discussions in an in-person setting. Using online learning engagement could be through completing exercises and assessments at the end of modules and reviewing any areas of weakness. 

Track progress

Monitor progress towards learning and development goals, and monitor individual progress. Keeping track of individual progress can help employees to stay motivated and feel that their achievements are recognised. Online learning platforms may have skill and progress tracking built in, meaning no extra effort is required on your part. 

Invest in learning and development

While there are many free and low-cost L&D resources available, investing in high-quality courses or programs can be worthwhile. Partnering with a Learning & Development platform can also help you to far more effectively tailor your training towards your objectives and your organisation’s culture. 

By considering each of these areas properly, you can make the most of your time and your employees’ time and resources. You can enable employees to better progress, and upskill your workforce as a whole. 

At, we can work with you to provide a tailored, bite sized learning experience, so that you can deliver the training you want in the most effective and efficient way possible, and track progress every step of the way.


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