Are you struggling with low employee performance? You are in the right place!
Employees are the most important resource in any organization. They perform income-generating activities.
Training equips employees with the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of a specific job. Skilled employees improve the performance of an organization.
Despite the importance of training, many businesses don’t train their employees. This is because workplace training consumes a lot of resources, time, and effort.
The business environment is ever-changing. So, companies should train their employees to cope with the changes in the environment. This makes employee training a very costly venture as more.
Even though employee training is expensive, its benefits far much outweigh the costs.
We outline 4 reasons why you should train your employees every year:
First, Trained Employees are Happy
Workers who feel unsupported, inadequate, or underachieving are unhappy. These employees make a lot of mistakes when performing their duties. They are not satisfied and do not care about their work. Poor performance costs companies a lot of money.
Trained employees feel valued. It also creates a supportive workplace environment. The employees gain access to knowledge and skills that they would not have known or sought out themselves.
Appreciated employees feel more satisfied with their jobs. Satisfied employees give their best when performing their duties.
Employee satisfaction is crucial in retaining talent. Employees are looking for development opportunities through capacity development. Employers who train their employees improve their chances of retaining their best workers.
Second, Trained Workers Have High Production
Workplace training is essential for high performance. Training gives employees a greater understanding of their responsibilities within their roles. It also builds their confidence which is crucial in their performance.
Well trained and confident employees help an organization compete within the industry.
The Third Importance of Training is Cost and Time Savings
Untrained employees make a lot of mistakes in their work. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to correct these mistakes. The costs get higher if the mistakes are many. High production costs reduce profit margins.
A lot of mistakes reduce an organization’s lead time. The business delays in delivering its products/services to the customers.
Fourth, Insufficient Customers Means Lost Customers
Untrained employees make a lot of mistakes when performing their duties. This reduces the quality of products/services produced by the business. It also takes a lot of time to correct these mistakes leading to longer lead times.
Poor quality products/services and longer lead times affect customer satisfaction. Unhappy customers shift to competitors.
It’s also important that your employees go through OSHA training requirements to be up to date with occupational safety.
It is expensive to train employees, but the benefits of training far much outweigh the costs.
Employers should rank employee training and provide adequate resources when doing their budgets.
Training improves employee’s morale, confidence and makes them feel valued. Employees who feel appreciated are happy. Happy employees give their best when performing their duties.
They also stay longer with the organization.
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