The importance of CPD while staff are working from home

With the rise of technology over the last two decades and many of us switching to home working during the pandemic, the mantra ‘work here, work anywhere’ has never rung more true.

Whether an employee is working from home, in the office or even remotely from a different country – it’s the responsibility of their employer to ensure they still have ample opportunities to grow and progress in their career.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important aspect of employment, and it’s vital that businesses continue to invest in CPD online training whether staff are in the office or at home.

Additional training and coaching may have been far down the list of priorities for companies when the pandemic began. However, as restrictions ease and we return to ‘normal’ life it’s an ideal time to revisit business goals.

Why CPD is important

The benefits of CPD remote learning are numerous and wide-ranging - both from the employee and employer’s point of view. In fact, the opportunities it affords should be viewed as a true win-win for all involved.

Benefits of CPD for employees:

  • Keeping knowledge and skills up to date
  • Platform for career progression
  • Ensures qualifications and practices are in line with latest professional standards
  • Builds confidence and career satisfaction
  • Provides a sense of direction

Benefits for the business:

  • Knowledge that workforce standards are high
  • Boosts staff productivity and motivation
  • Contributes to company growth and success
  • Aids employee retention
  • Enables a culture of learning and achievement

CPD certification

At the Academy of Leadership & Management, we foster and fulfil CPD ambitions through bespoke courses and qualifications that bring out the best in people.

When it comes to continuing professional development, we know that a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply does not work, and that training should be as individual as your organisation.

From leadership and management, to coaching and mentoring, business advice and consulting, or education, Academy of Leadership & Management is the ideal partner to deliver accredited courses and qualifications.

If you’re looking to reach particular standards, for instance achieving ILM qualifications, then the Academy of Leadership & Management is an approved learning centre for a number of awarding bodies including ILM, SFEDI, IOEE and NCFE. We are also an ELCAS approved training provider for people leaving the Armed Forces.

For further information please contact 0141 611 7640 or email