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Top 10 Reasons Why Business Writing Skills Are Important

The University of North Carolina defines written communication as, “clear expression of ideas in writing; includes grammar, organization, and structure.”

One of the keys to the success of a business is effective communication. A business’s employees and other in-house players can only get on well and work together to spur the business to success when there’s effective communication between them. Similarly, a business can only build positive relationships with customers using effective communication.

Now, since writing is one of the commonest and most important means of communication in the business world, it goes without saying that business writing skills are more than important to the success of a business.

  1. Business writing skills foster effective communication.
  2. Business writing skills boost credibility
  3. Business writing skills separate good employees from bad ones
  4. Business writing skills help to keep records
  5. Business writing skills create opportunities
  6. Business writing skills boost confidence
  7. Business writing skills are needed to establish a strong web presence
  8. Business writing skills show your expertise
  9. Business writing skills help establish relationships
  10. Business writing skills command respect 

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Five Reasons Training Must Go Beyond Onboarding

When it comes to training, most organizations start off strong. Typically there’s a formal onboarding program that immerses new employees in the company culture and provides immediate skills needed to succeed. However, that’s usually where training begins to falter. How does your organization address training?

Download this free white paper that illustrates the five reasons training must go beyond onboarding.

Seven Signs You Are a Confident Leader

We all know people who we'd describe as Confident Leaders. They are highly regarded members of the team who are effective communicators, motivators and typically possess the following seven characteristics:

  1. Preparedness
  2. Effective use of language
  3. Brevity
  4. Sense of Humor
  5. Generosity
  6. Sense of Proportion
  7. Confidence

Take the self-test below to see where your strengths and opportunities for improvement are. Rate yourself from 1 to 5 on each attribute (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest). This should provide you with great insight as you move forward as a professional.

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Why is training important?

  • Disengaged employees can cost companies up to $550 billion annually.
  • 83% of employees with opportunities to take on new challenges say they’re more likely to stay with the organization.
  • In 2016 68% of workers say training and development is the most important workplace policy.
  • 76% of millennials think professional development opportunities are one of the most important elements of company culture.
  • 90% of executes said keeping new hires is an issue in their organizations.
  • 78% of HR leaders are more concerned about the talent shortage today than they were a year ago.