Too often you see companies that view employee education as an expense rather than a valuable source of quality assurance and ROI. If employees are a company’s greatest asset, then why is investing in your employees seen in such a negative light?
It’s time to reimagine the possibilities of an extensive employee training program. Not only will this investment improve your employees’ capabilities, but also their job satisfaction and the way potential recruits perceive your company.
Potential candidates, especially young candidates, love to see companies that invest in robust employee training. Career driven individuals will want to choose a company that can help them learn new skills and grow their careers. Promoting a culture of learning, not only shows candidates that you have the right ideas as a company but also that you like to invest in your employees. That is a great sign for someone willing to invest their future in your organization.
A new hire will decide whether or not they are going to stay with a company long-term after just one week. This is why having sloppy onboarding and education processes will cost you thousands. It also makes things much more frustrating for driven new employees looking to make a good first impression right out of the gate – only to be immediately derailed by an outdated and ineffective education program.
Informed and involved employees are also happier at work. An employee is much more likely to stay in a position that he or she feels confident doing. There’s nothing enjoyable about stressing over your performance constantly because you were undertrained in your position.
Training employees in other departments can give your company the flexibility to fill skill gaps when necessary. As workloads vary from season to season, your more flexible employees can switch their focus as needed. This not only benefits your employees by making them more complete professionals, but it keeps your business running smoothly no matter what scenario comes up.
Investing in extensive employee education pays off in employee retention alone. You know all too well the cost of hiring a new employee, so why not invest in the employees that you have? This not only gives them a better work experience but it also improves their abilities to serve your customers and produce better results for your company.
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