How Training Can Help Retain Employees
- 19 January 2016
- Written by: bemelmans
- Categories: E-Learning, Procurement, Supply Chain
Employee training is one of the few exercises most companies/businesses conduct to improve employee and business performance. Training employees enables/empowers them to be able to perform diligently even in tasks they doubted they could when joining the company or business. Although most companies train their employees with the main aim of improving performance and reliability, this exercise alone creates a sense of belonging and trust with these employees. This enables the business to record increased production as well as retain more employees than companies that do not train their employees. Outlined below are some of the reasons you too should consider having your employees trained.
- The employees feel empowered: By training your employees, you are making them better professionals than they already are. One of the basic facts about employee training is that they will retain the experience gained from the training, meaning they will be eligible to better jobs out there. Although the employees know this, they choose to stick around as a way of appreciating the gesture or effort extended to them. The employees work with a motivation that, their employer/boss has empowered them and does care for their future.
- Employees feel appreciated: Having an employee training program in your company or business means you not only care about getting work done but also appreciate all your employees. Some companies will only hire qualified employees (who had to spend money to get training) as a way of reducing costs and getting work done. Nonetheless having your staffs trained means you value them to the extent of investing in them to help them, and your business as well. As long as one feels appreciated, he/she will stick longer than when in a place where they feel like they are being used.
- Provides room for promotions: Although most employers and businesses train their staff to equip them with more information and skills needed to get the work done, employees see this as a chance to shine and prosper in the company. With the employees being trained in stages, it means they will be better placed to manage higher positions in the company than a fresher or newbie who doesn’t know anything about the company. This motivates everyone in the company to work harder to get a promotion, at least.
- Improved morale: Once the staffs know that you value them to the extent of investing in them, they will feel motivated to come to work every day and give the job their best shot. We all cling to jobs that make us feel appreciated and loved. This is the reason the business not only records higher returns on investment but also doesn’t have to worry about where or how to get the next manager. The already existing staff are motivated enough to handle any position in the business and be able to run it as it was theirs.
Simple acts such as taking your staff for a retreat, having them trained, and ensuring their workplace is safe and secure makes them a family in the workplace. This means they will not only watch over one another but also strive to ensure everything is done as required. This leads to lower employee turnover – which is good for the company/business.