Benefits of training your employees
Effectively training your employees can greatly improve your chances of success and business growth. Research has shown that equipping your employees with the skills that your business needs can:
- increase their productivity and quality of work
- increase overall profits
- improve employee motivation
- improve customer satisfaction
- give you a competitive advantage
- reduce staff turnover and absenteeism
Training your employees is an investment. Developing a training programme for your business will cost you money, and you will have to pay higher-skilled workers more than unskilled workers, but it has been shown that the productivity gains from a strong training programme will far outweigh any costs you have to pay.
Measuring the impact of training on your business is difficult but according to studies, not only is there an impact on those who have received training, untrained workers also appear to be more productive when their peers have been trained.
How do you know what training you need?
Providing the right training can be the key that unlocks your staff's full potential. Improving their performance will also improve your business's performance.
Before choosing the type of training or a training provider, you should think about what training is needed to meet your business objectives. The best way to do that is by carrying out a training needs analysis (TNA). A TNA is a systematic way to investigate your business training needs and provide you with information on what training might be appropriate. Before embarking on any training, you should conduct a TNA as well as consulting your staff to find out about their capabilities and aspirations. There are currently a number of schemes offering free training needs analysis (TNA) click here|.