You spend a lot of time looking for, interviewing, and hiring the right candidate for the job so, why should you have to spend more money on staff training? That’s a good question.
If you look at it from the perspective above, you shouldn’t have to. The people you hire should know how to do their jobs and know how to do them well. There shouldn’t be much training required outside of what is usually needed when onboarding a new employee.
That perspective, although not necessarily wrong or bad to have, could be crippling and costing your business.
Providing your staff with trainings and development programs is a great way to add value to your business. It doesn’t just benefit the individual; staff training benefits the company. When individuals are given trainings to add value to their work ethic and performance, they can then apply it to the work they do for you.
That’s not the only benefit, though. Other benefits of staff training include:
- Keeping up with industry changes. Hosting staff trainings can help both you and your employees keep up with any changes in the industry. Even seemingly small changes can have a big impact so it’s important to keep on top of things.
- Opportunities to see weaknesses and skill gaps. Nobody’s perfect. That’s just the way it is. Hosting staff trainings may just give you the opportunity to see weaknesses and skill gaps in your company as a whole as well as individual employees. This can help you to better strategize and plan for future trainings, coaching, or even in the case of downsizing if the need arises.
- Proper process demonstration. If you need to introduce a new piece of equipment or a new process, whether for legal reasons or to become more effective as a company, hosting trainings is a great way to familiarize your employees with the changes that will take place and prepare them for when it will take full effect.
- Ability to put in place and enforce effective quality control systems. Hosting trainings is a great way to teach employees about new or existing quality control systems as well as giving yourself the opportunity to learn where you’re falling short. You shouldn’t let the quality of your product suffer because of ignorance.