Studies show that employees are more likely to stay with a company if they feel valued. One of the ways to show your employees that you value them is by helping them grow. Competent, well-trained employees bring many benefits to both the employees, and the companies who sent them for training.
Most employees appreciate guidance and hope to be provided with the needed skills for their work. This keeps them motivated through continuous personal growth on the job. While sending your employees for training may incur some costs, but it is definitely worth the investment. The growth of your employees will reap a brighter future for your company.
So, why attend a course?
Attending effective training can give employees the following benefits:
- Targeted Skill Enhancement – Training enables individuals to further improve and develop a particular competency or skill.
- Career Growth & Progression within the Company – A competent employee can look forward to growth and better opportunities within the company.
- Recognition by Company – Participants who are competent and who have good skills are more likely to hold greater value in their company.
- Competitive Edge – Participants will keep their competitive edge and develop skills to take on new challenges in their evolving industry.
Benefits for Companies:
- Employee Improvement, Education & Development – Training equips employees with the means to develop competencies in the skills that they need for the productivity and growth of the company.
- Improve Employee Retention – When employees feel fulfilled and motivated with their job in the company, they will simply want to stay.
- Motivate Employees – Employees feel valued when companies are proactive in giving feedback and take necessary action to improve their respective skills.
- Competitive Edge – With industries constantly evolving, companies can make sure their employees are ready to take on new challenges.
- Employee Progression within the Company – Companies will have a pool of talents who are able to take on more responsibilities if they constantly look out for the development of their employees.
Here are some other ideas for employee development:
- In-house Training – To lower the cost of workshops, companies can invite trainers to conduct an in-house workshop.
- Mentoring – Employers can assign a senior to coach and mentor employees.
- Goal Setting – Managers can set realistic goals, provide helpful feedback, and help employees’ progress.
- Cross Training – Employees can cross-train to take on other responsibilities through inter-functional exchange. This varies the work-scope of the employee.
- Online Learning – Employees can learn in their own free time and provide regular progress updates.
- Project Assignment – Employers can assign small manageable projects based on an employees’ capability.