Why Company Training Programs are Important for Employee Development

Why Company Training Programs are Important for Employee Development

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Company training programs create a short-term setback with a long-term reward.

Pulling employees from tasks to undergo training limits work productivity. However, it benefits operations and the workforce with better performance and fewer mistakes.

In fact, 35% of adults cite education needs to stay relevant in their field. Plus, 45% of those adults attended classes to maintain and/or develop their skills.

Should these duties fall on the employee? Or are there genuine benefits by implementing training programs company-wide? Read on and find out.

What are Company Training Programs?

HR training can include:

  • Soft and hard skills
  • Technology
  • Legal
  • Team management
  • Safety

… or any present skill needed to improve workplace performance. This includes simple items like using time clock systems. Or complex tasks like learning customer service management tools.

Training programs are typically done in-house if resources are present. Otherwise, a company may outsource services to professionals.

How Company Training Programs Improve Employee Development

Companies lack training time and resources despite the critical need for competitiveness. Still, those determined to execute training programs regularly observe these benefits:

Retention

Nearly 2.2 million employees jump ship every month. Most leave because of poor integration with culture or miscommunication about their duties.

Great onboarding, through training, develops strong communication. This improves engagement and employee morale, ultimately extending their lifecycle.

Adoption

Systems and skill requirements change with the times. Legacy systems are slowly replaced (ex. phone to VoIP). Expecting employees to magically adapt creates real setbacks if training programs aren’t present.

Worse, the skill difference can create a workforce fracturing. The team divides between new hires and senior employees. This can disrupt culture, hindering adoption through stubbornness and job security woes.

Risk Aversion

An estimated 1 in 5 adults has experienced sexual harassment at work. This includes unmindful jokes to disruptive abuse of powers. Many instances of sexual harassment are done unbeknownst to the perpetrator.

Sexual harassment training:

  • Complies with state laws
  • Lessens the chance of legal consequences
  • Creates a safe, productive environment

Most states require a 2-hour sexual harassment training course for companies with 50+ employees. Despite it being a rule, do so anyway to create an environment free of aggression.

Well-being

Training could include physical and mental exercises to:

  • Lower stress
  • Boost morale
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve health

Wellness programs are the hot item in this category. The intention to improve physical well-being. This lowers health costs (in both insurance costs and employee attendance) associated with out-of-shape employees. The routine also increases energy for work tasks.

The well-being programs have also embraced mental health. This typically includes personal coaching to get the most from the individual. Its intention is to empower employees in their duties. Thus, creating a better experience they’ll enjoy doing for years to come.

Reputation

Bad reputation instantly eliminates 69% of the potential employee pool. People turn away from a company with bad products and worse, culture. Lacking growth is the direct result of stagnant tasks and challenges.

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Lack of training and direction costs your company great talent and money.

Where do you even begin? Which topics have the highest ROI? Let’s talk.

Call us today (858.228.5535) or send us an email. Our professionals love serving companies to achieve benefits discovered with great company training programs.

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