ITEC understands that managing a diverse workplace is not always easy; there are always conflicting priorities and requirements to meet. One of the on - going issues for many workplaces is the ability to keep their staff happy and satisfied in their roles. One thing we have found to be particularly effective in this area is to proactively provide training to your staff. Training is essential to the achievements of a business. A company develops the potential and capabilities of an employee, and encourages improvement through training itself. Most of the people take training as a cost. But, as a matter of fact, training in itself is an investment. By training employees in their duties, you enable them to contribute to a workplace that is more productive than it would otherwise be.
What up - skilling can do for your business?
Diversification of skills: Training and up - skilling can give your employees an increased and more diverse skills set, meaning they can take on additional responsibilities while supporting their own career progression.
Improves morale of employees-employees who feel inadequate, underachieving, or unsupported are unhappy. They aren’t satisfied with their work, and hence, underperform.
Training helps the employee to get job security and job satisfaction. The more satisfied the employee is and the greater is the morale, the more they will contribute to organizational success and development. It motivates your employees to stay with you, inspiring a sense of loyalty in them — and this is really where up - skilling can benefit you.
Fewer mistakes: There is a loss of money and time, if the employees incur a lot of mistakes. Errors are likely to occur if they lack knowledge and skills required for doing a particular job. The more trained an employee is, the less are the chances of committing errors in job and the more adroit the employee becomes.
More people just want to feel like they are an important member of the team and that their employer values them. By providing up - skilling and training opportunities for your workforce you are sending a very clear message – “We value you and we want to provide you with the chance to grow and learn”. It’s often said that actions speak louder than words and when it comes to employee satisfaction this is certainly the case.
Technological advancements have ensured that we all need to be on a continuous learning path. We always need to be reviewing our processes to see if there is another way to do something.
With the new levy approaching it is the perfect time to think about using the funds to up - skill and re-train your staff members.
We hope you’re now inspired to provide training to your current workforce. If this is the case, please get in touch with us to learn more about our training options. Please download a copy of our course brochure although we don’t publish all of our courses on the website as some are bespoke or specialist.