Why You Should Invest in In-House Assessors for Your Business
If you have recently undertaken your Assessor qualification, you will probably already be aware of the benefits that this extra knowledge and skills will have on your career. You will certainly have a much better chance of being hired with an additional qualification under your belt.
If you have taken it a step further and completed your lead IQA qualification then this will give you even more opportunities. Not only will you be able to ensure consistent assessment is carried out, but you can also assess other Assessors with the organisation too. Removing the need for the organisation to hire external IQAs for this.
Requesting A Training Budget
In any workplace, it is always hard to justify the need for spending any additional budget on training. There are often lots of loopholes to go through. You may need to present how your training is going to be a good return on investment for the business. The best way to get around this is by clearly setting out the reasons your company should invest in training employees. Let’s explore some of those benefits in more detail, to help you build that case!
Benefits of In-House Assessors
It is always a good idea to start with the financial points. At the end of the day that is probably what is most important to business owners. Then you can add information about quality further on in the conversation.
Save money by increasing efficiency
If staff complete the right training, this will have a really positive impact on workplace efficiency. Mistakes and errors will be lower, and staff will need less time to get to grips with the tasks they have been allocated. By providing training and getting Assessors up to the latest standards, this will help operations run a lot more smoothly and will save money further on down the line.
Save money by reducing staff turnover
Retaining staff is important within any organisation. The main reason staff leave their roles is due to not feeling adequate or valued enough, and often they will seek a role within a rival company. The impact of staff leaving and hiring a new recruit is costly and time-consuming. By taking the time to reskill members of staff in-house, value will be added to the workforce. Quality training really shows that staff are valued, and that the organisation is dedicated to improving members of the team.
More value for money from staff
Staff who feel valued are much more likely to go the extra mile for their employers. By improving the skills that employees have, this will enable them to work to the best of their ability. As a result, the business will get much more out of your staff on a permanent basis. Upskilling staff will help them to flourish within their current roles.
Cut down costs
There is a small amount of initial investment when it comes to training staff. But, it is important to clearly list how the positives will outweigh this expense. One of the biggest benefits of having in-house Assessors is that the business will not have to spend additional funds hiring someone externally. By keeping all the training in-house, companies can save thousands of pounds each year. If that isn’t a good enough reason to invest in in-house Assessors, then nothing will be!
Exceeding industry standards
Many organisations work to the bare minimum when it comes to industry standards. Going above and beyond and exceeding these industry standards could set the business apart from the competition. By building a team of in-house Assessors who are regularly trained on the industry standards, the organisation will build an excellent reputation.
So as you can see, there are many reasons why businesses should invest in in-house Assessors; and we have only touched on several key points here! If you would like to know more about the Assessor qualifications that we offer here at Brooks and Kirk please get in touch. Our knowledgeable team are at the end of the phone (01205 805 155) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to assist you.
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.