Training your workforce benefits your business in many ways. By introducing workforce development into your business you can improve your staff productivity and reduce mistakes. It helps to make your working environment a happy place - happy staff means a positive work environment for all and lower turnover and recruitment costs. It also helps your business keep up ahead of your competitors in a world where technology is always advancing. The cost of training your employees does not have to be prohibitive as there are many government backed funding programmes such as Skills Support for the Workforce and you can also use the Adult Education Budget (AEB) for some training.