One of the best ways to retain your staff is to invest in their further education and what is now called upskilling. But corporate skills training often has a hard time getting the respect that it deserves. Training budgets tend to be the first ones to be cut in any economic downturn and often don’t get fully funded even when the economy is improving. But training can also have a significant impact on an enterprise: it can increase the pool of available skills, help pave the way for a department to take on new challenges, improve morale and create a sense of purpose for workers.
In my blog post for the Infosec Institute, I look at how to determine the return on any training investment and how to design the right program that fits your particular needs, whether it uses public college-style courseware or a curriculum that you develop yourself.