Training and Development
At Willis, we are committed to provide the training and development that individuals need to perform their jobs well, and to prepare them for career progression within the company. In doing this, our aim is to ensure that we deliver consistently high quality, highly-focused, high impact training to maximize our investment in our people. How do we do this?
Consistently high quality
Our Group Training and Development Team deliver training on a truly global basis - to people in our UK, US and international offices. We ensure the quality of our programs by rigorously researching needs and using our design expertise to make certain the needs are met. We apply our "one flag" principle to this training. No matter where in the world you join Willis, you will receive orientation training which explains what Willis does, its vision and values and how it is structured. As your career with us progresses, you will receive the training you need to be fully effective in your job. You will be encouraged to undertake the professional qualifications that are appropriate to your choice of career path. You won't be given training which is irrelevant, or which has not met our scrupulous delivery standards. Because our programs are of such high quality, they are highly rated by those who attend them.
All the best investments are well-judged and targeted, and our training is no exception. We won't waste your time by getting you to attend "nice to have", but unnecessary, programs. We will ensure that what you learn helps you, in a really practical way, to help make Willis a great company. Depending on your role with us, you will learn to apply our approach to sales, to technical work, to being an effective leader, to providing client service. The programs you attend will be short, sharp and they will concentrate on what you need to know and to do well. You will work with your manager, and with our appraisal and 360-degree feedback processes, to identify precisely what your training needs are, and how they can be met.
Since we view training as an investment, we work extremely hard to ensure that it produces the very best return for you and the company. We make sure that you are properly prepared for the training events you attend. The training itself is delivered only by professionals with years of experience in their field, who are passionate about the success of Willis and the people they train. We evaluate the effectiveness of our training to a degree only dreamed of in most organizations, and use the results to improve quality, and increase management understanding and commitment to training.
In short, we are far ahead of the pack in the way we think about, and implement, training in Willis. Developing our people is on the top agenda of the Chairman and the Board, who review training progress regularly and frequently.