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Take a leaf out of the marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s book – Development, training and progression are the key to professional success

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Take a leaf out of the marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s book – Development, training and progression are the key to professional success

Redefining what humans are capable of, this September the legendary Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record for the marathon.

Running at the 2018 Berlin Marathon, the 33-year-old ran 26 miles in a staggering 2:01:39, shaving a full 78 seconds of Dennis Kimetto’s four-year-old world record of 2:02:57.

World record smashed

Kipchoge’s time denotes an incredible breakthrough for marathon running. The 2018 Berlin Marathon was the Kenyan’s tenth victory in a total of 11 marathon starts. As the running website LetsRun notes, Kipchoge has had an “unparalleled run of marathon success in the modern era.”

Devotion to development

The marathon champion has given insight into his dynamic and unwavering training schedule, which has got him to where he is today. Talking to The Telegraph, Kipchoge says he always keeps a training diary, regularly runs on hilly terrain to develop endurance and strength, doubles up on training sessions, and surrounds himself with high-class training partners.

Eliud Kipchoge’s astounding marathon success, which through grit, determination and self-belief, smashed the boundaries of human capability, can be correlated to the workforce and how, by offering progression and development opportunities, companies can attract the right staff.

Attracting high-calibre, top performing employees

Similar to marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s success, with the right development, training and progression, alongside grit and determination, companies can attract and retain high-calibre, top-performing staff that will help take their business to new heights and candidates can secure a lucrative career in an environment that nurtures their talent and progression.

For candidates, particularly in cutthroat and highly competitive professions like sales, working for a company that invests in their career progression and development by offering regular training, professional development and support, is desirable, rather than merely working for a company that offers little in terms of career progression.

Tangible learning opportunities

In fact, research shows, the millennial generation prioritise tangible learning and development opportunities over salaries when applying for a job. More than half the millennials interviewed for a study by EdAssist, said they would choose a job with strong potential for professional development over salaries.

The survey highlighted the importance for companies to enhance their training strategies, as by doing so, they will not only attract the right candidates but will increase staff loyalty, particularly amongst the millennial generation.

If you are a sales professional, looking to make your next career move with a company that offers ongoing training, professional development and support, then look no further than Amoria Bond. We pride ourselves on providing first-rate and ongoing training and development opportunities for our team.

Join our dynamic sales environment and take your career to, like legendary Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge achieved this month in Berlin, new and invigorating heights.

Amoria Bond are a recruitment agency that takes pride in each and every one of our team so Get in touch today to discuss our recruitment career opportunities in our four worldwide locations.

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