It doesn’t matter how large or small your organisation is, training for employees is a must. Employee training not only benefits you, the employer, by giving your staff the skills to complete the job role they have been hired for, but also benefits the employee in many different ways.
Benefits to the Employee
- Learn a new set of skills which will help enhance their career.
- Increased job satisfaction and employee morale.
- Higher motivation within the workplace.
- Provide quality and consistent results.
Why should I invest in employee training?
There are numerous reasons why you should invest in quality employee training within the workplace.
- Improved performance and productivity – put simply, the application of new skills can help employees do their jobs more effectively on a day-to-day basis. The better they understand their role, and how to achieve positive outcomes, the more productively they can operate.
- Greater return on investment – training programmes require some up-front investment, but where they are focused on a specific business need, there can be a rapid payback. Teaching workers new skills can empower them in their roles, ensuring the initial investment is recouped through efficiency gains or an increase in revenue.
- Development of future leaders – as an employer, it is your responsibility to prepare for the future by developing potential managers and executives. Supporting employee development, from entry-level right through the organisation, is the beginning of this process.
- Stay competitive – training can deliver short-term gains in terms of equipping staff members with the skills they need to embrace new techniques and procedures. This ensures your organisation keeps pace with the rest of the field – or, if you are the first to act, steals a march on its competitors.
- Improved morale – employees are thinking about career development, and training has an important role to play in getting them to where they want to be. If you neglect employee training, workers may consider there is no real future for them with the organisation, certainly not in the long term. This is likely to impact on their morale, commitment and potentially performance levels.