Professional Development – Pros and Cons for the Employer

From an employee point of view professional development is about further learning to lengthen and enhance your career skill set. For an employer professional development is about ensuring employees have the knowledge and enthusiasm to do their job in the best possible way. Companies and individuals benefit from professional development but as it's usually companies who bare the time and financial cost, they need to weigh up the pros and cons.

Increased effectiveness of employees – this is usually the reason behind most companies taking up professional development activities. Skills learnt in school and university can updating and refreshing as the workplace changes. The better employees are trained to do their job the more effective they'll be and the higher their output. Additional training o old staff to improve their skill set is much quick and more cost effective than employing new staff.

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Champion Golfer Ernie Els Launches New Training App from Driven Apps | Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four Time Major winner Ernie Els today launched the Ernie Els Driven iPhone app in partnership with Driven Apps of New York. The iPhone training app offers customized training programs and video tutorials to help golfers improve their skills in every part of the game.

Powered by Driven Apps, Ernie Els Driven is designed to give golfers of all ages and abilities access to the tips and practice drills on which Ernie built his renowned career. Users can follow Ernie’s swing tips through high quality instructional videos, shot at 300 frames per second, and practice using the same mini games and challenges as ‘The Big Easy’ himself.

With step-by-step instructional videos and features that allow users to track and share their progress, Ernie Els Driven is the ultimate golf training tool. People can even use the swing analysis tool to compare their swing side-by-side with Ernie’s, from multiple angles. The high quality tutorials allow users to follow Ernie’s swing in slow motion, with instruction on swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, bunker shots, and much more.

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