The Benefits of Regular Training in the Workplace
At 3B Training, we believe regular training is imperative in developing the business and your employees. As an employer training may seem more of a nuisance than a necessity.
Take a look below at the reasons why regular training is so important.
When is Regular Workplace Training Needed?
A workplace would normally find a need for training if:
- Performance in certain areas that you need to be improved
- Professional development
- Updating the workplace with organisational changes
- It’s a legal requirement to have a certain qualification to conduct your role
Stay Updated and Informed
Every industry is changing constantly and it can be difficult to keep all your workers up to date with changes. If you break any new laws or regulations and the company haven’t circulated them properly it could lead to future repercussions. A good example of this is the introduction of the changes in CDM Regulations; the regulations require every site to fulfil certain criteria and if they are not properly communicated you could be reported to the HSE (Health & Safety Executive).
Most employees have their weaknesses. By addressing this through training you are strengthening areas in which each employee needs to improve. This training will help bring everyone in the company up to the level you would like them to be at and overall improve company performance. The more skilled people there are to hand, the more people can cover tasks if needed and work competently.
Refresher Courses are Vital
You will also keep your employee’s certificates in date by booking them on regular training. Trained workers will also be competent at what they are doing because they have refreshed their knowledge. For example, if an incident occurs in which a first aider’s certificate has expired and they implement first aid in the workplace and something goes wrong the person who had administered the first aid could end up in trouble.
Job Satisfaction and Motivation
Employees like to see that they are appreciated by an employer. If you provide your workers with development and training opportunities you are investing in them and showing them that they are valued. With additional training comes more prospects for your employees and potentially more pay; which tends to lead to a happier and more motivated employee.
Reduced Employee Turnover
Staff who feel valued are also much more likely to stay. Employees see training as an investment in them.
Improved Employee Performance
As your workers become more up-skilled opportunities will become available for them to advance within the company and take on new tasks. When employees gain new skills, doors can open up for the company and the employee. These new-found skills may also give the employee and the business that cutting edge over the competition. If an employee is trained in a more advanced technology or method and your competitors aren’t, this could allow your business to offer a unique service.
Internal promotions also help cut down on the time and cost of recruiting externally. By promoting an existing employee you know that they know the business and they are someone that you can trust.
Consistency Throughout the Business
Having everyone know of the companies basic policies, procedures and processes can be vital to a business. By doing this you know that everyone understands the company and the expectations.
Improved Company Reputation
As the employee skillset grows, so will the business; this will help attract top talent to join your team and show potential employees that you offer many development opportunities.
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