Top of the list of things that most people want from work is the ability to develop themselves - be the best they can be. Despite the importance of salary and the nature of the work, this factor comes out head and shoulders above all others in recent surveys to assess what people want from work.
And the best employers have a key role to play in this by providing the right training and development opportunities for people to grow their careers. From an employers perspective what's not to like about increasing the skills of your workforce? Well in fact it's a fear of developing your staff to see them walk out of the door to a competitor that's often cited as a major concern! The reality is that this risk is overstated and the benefits of that added horsepower can really make a difference to your business, whilst locking good people in for longer.