Investment in staff learning and development has a positive impact on the ability to recruit and retain staff according to research commissioned by Taituarā.

The research, carried out by FrankAdvice, found that there is a growing pool of evidence that confirms the link between increased investment in staff learning and development, and the recruitment and retention of valued staff.

“Local government is experiencing significant change and needs a skilled and resilient workforce that can respond to this change, said Taituarā General Manager, Sector Performance, Seán Mahoney.

“Our sector attracts value-driven employees who want to support their communities and, in a competitive labour market, employee expectations for learning and development are high.

“In order to be an ‘employer of choice’ and to recruit and retain good staff, increased investment in learning and development is essential.”

The full report is here.