Why Invest in Employee Training?
Many business owners put training at the bottom of their priority list. It is an extra expense that can be difficult to justify. A bit like marketing, a training budget is ‘nice to have’, but not always a priority. However, investing in training is an investment in your employees. Having a workforce that is highly skilled is only going to improve your business; and bring with it, a range of added benefits.
With more training courses being readily available online since the pandemic, your employees can upskill themselves from the comfort of their own home. There is literally no better time to engage in employee training. We have put together a list of the top ways your business will benefit from training your employees, to help sway you in the right direction!
By improving the existing skills of your employees, or even by adding to their skillset, the work they carry out will be more efficient and effective. Staff that have undergone training will feel more qualified to carry out their role. There will be a reduced case of ‘imposter syndrome’ as they will have a qualification to back up their skills.
It may even be that your employees pick up extra hints and tips during training which they can then bring back to the business, From there, they can implement it within their day-to-day role. All of these little things they learn can help to streamline existing processes, which will improve their overall efficiency. Getting more work done in a shorter period of time is what every business owner dreams of!
More Motivated Staff
Investing in your employees means that you are giving them the freedom to improve their skills and knowledge. Which, ultimately, will improve their motivation. They will feel more valued that you are investing time and money into them. By giving them an opportunity to excel themselves this will help with motivation too. By opening up more doors for your staff, they will be more driven to climb up the career ladder within your business and exceed expectations within their current role.
A highly skilled workforce is important with any business, and having a good team that are skilled in different areas is a huge advantage. Rather than wasting money on recruiting new staff to the business, it is always better to hire within. However, if you do not give your employees the chance to undergo training, they will keep plodding on at the current level they work at.
By putting your recruitment budget towards training, you will be growing a more skilled workforce. This means that when it comes to expanding the business you will have more people to choose from internally when you have new roles to fill.
Improve Staff Retention
A company that provides training as part of its remuneration package will always look more attractive to a potential employee. This gives the impression that the company is willing to invest in their staff, and help them achieve their full potential. Opening up your business to a greater pool of talent and prospective employees.
It will also help with employee retention too as promoting staff within will help with their continued development. If they are receiving training to better themselves, they will not need to jump ship to go and work for a competitor as they will have a high level of job satisfaction with your company.
Types of Training We Offer
Here at Brooks and Kirk we offer a wide range of training courses for those looking to improve their skills within the world of assessing. The courses include assessor training, education training, IQA training and End Point Assessor training. If you would like to find out any more information about the courses we offer, please give our friendly team a call on 01205 805155.