Why You Need to Invest in Your Employees

If you were given the choice between a trained surgeon and an untrained surgeon, who would you choose? What if I told you the cost of the untrained surgeon would be only 40% of that of the trained surgeon; would you still make the same choice?

Many companies and employees do not recognise the importance of employee training and often do not send their employees for the following reasons:

Employees claim to be too busy
Time spent out of the office causes delays in completing projects
The employee was trained when they first started, so why do they need more?

The truth is though, that with today’s ever changing world, if you do not keep up with current trends and technology then you will be out of the game.

Strengthen your workforce
Many employees have weaknesses in their workplace skills. By identifying these weaknesses and sending the employee for training, you will help to strengthen those skills, making the employee more knowledgeable and of greater value to the company.

Training is vital for a company’s development and success. Employees also stand to gain the following from further training:

Employees gain new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their confidence.
They’re upskilled to do new and different tasks, which keeps them motivated and fresh.
The training they do can take them into other positions within the organisation – positions with better prospects and/or better pay.
The team all has the same understanding of what is expected of them allowing them to meet the company’s expectations.
Because they’re being trained on your time, they see that you value them enough to invest in them.

Sending your employees on regular training makes business sense. It may take some time before you see a return on your investment, but long-term gains make a difference. The short-term expense of training ensures you keep productive, well trained and motivated employees – and that is priceless!

So make sure you are the well-trained surgeon in your industry – the company with whom people want to do business, as well as the one to work for.

Author: Kirsty Scriven