Rozz Algar, from Herne, examines the value that training employees provides to forward-looking businesses
For SMEs, the challenge of recruiting and retaining good staff is a key one, so every penny you spend on this endeavour needs to be money well spent.
What is the value of training employees?
The truth is that poorly trained staff cost significantly more to support than well-trained ones. Untrained or poorly trained workers are much more likely to be demotivated, less able to carry out the tasks set for them, are less productive and more likely to make mistakes.
So when put like that, why wouldn’t a business do what it can to train them?
Well, frequently the simple answer is that training costs time and money and it can be hard for a small business to set aside the resources to do this.
But let us look at all the positive benefits there are for the individuals as well as the business and then ask ourselves the question again – can we really afford not to train our staff?
Training helps staff feel valued
For staff the simple fact that their employer is investing in them will make them feel valued. Feeling valued is much more likely to mean that they will be motivated, they will go the extra mile and contribute to a much higher level.
With training and development comes a personal sense of satisfaction and this will help to make them feel more confident in what they do. With confidence will come a willingness to take on more responsibility and to innovate.
And the benefits to companies of training and developing their staff is even greater.
Read the full article in Business Action online.
2014/15 training courses from Herne
Herne is offering the following training courses at the Barnstaple Work Hub, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 1HN. They run from 9.30 am to 4.30pm with lunch provided:
- 16th Dec 2014 Managing Time
- (TBC) Jan 2015 Leading and Managing Change
- (TBC) Feb 2015 Managing Conflict
- (TBC) Mar 2015 The Art of Delegation
- (TBC) Apr 2015 Recruitment and Selection
- In house training stars at £75 per person per day* (based on 5 people or more).
Book online at herne.org.uk/booking
• Rozz Algar is a highly successful and energetic executive with expertise in people management, organisational development and communications.