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The benefits of training employees for business

January 7th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The world we live in today is all about the latest trends and best new businesses; and the people behind the successes of these businesses. Employers search for the best of the bunch when seeking to employ someone new for their business and only the best will do. Jobs have become more competitive than ever with people stretching their CV's as far as they can go and even hiring someone else to write their CV's for them.

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However, hiring the staff is only the beginning of the training. Sometimes the perfect employee may not have all the skills required for the business and may need some extra training. More and more businesses are now turning to outside sources to train their staff in areas that are needed for their business to boom. Whether it be Customer services, Marketing, Finance, Sales or General communication skills, businesses are now seeing the added benefit of training their staff and how this can improve their business in the right places.

An interesting article in SkillUp For Companies states:

"No matter what their product or service, companies need people. Investing in the continued professional development of people is beneficial, for both employee morale and for the corporation's bottom line."

Training your employees has a multitude of benefits for both your business and your staff morale. It can secure a better future for your company and improve your chances of growth and success in times of great competition. Some of the benefits include:

  • Better customer service
  • Improved loyalty
  • Staff retention
  • Increase of profits
  • Better productivity
  • Increased contribution to your business
  • Improved motivation
  • Advantage over your competition
  • Opening of new positions
  • Offering better prospects for workers
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Targeting skills to meet operation needs
  • Highly trained staff that cope and understand better your business needs

As stated in an article for the Business News Daily:

"...training programs help retain valuable human capital that will not make them feel the need for a "change" to develop professionally.....training is an investment that brings profit in the medium and long term, increasing efficiency and maintaining high professional standards — it directly contributes to the quality and efficiency of the organization.."

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Finding the right type of training for your business and employees needs proper planning and some good decision making. You should consider:

The cost of your training

Where the training will take place; in-house, externally or online.

How much time the training will take

Which employees will benefit

The right training programme

Business training can be flexible and employees can study for a variety of courses, full or part-time qualifications and through a number of training methods including:

  • Online
  • Group tuition
  • Private tutoring
  • Evening Classes
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

When planning your business training you should ensure that all the employees that you would like to be trained have access and time to complete their course. Some businesses have the means and the resources to train their staff in-house; however, many businesses opt to train their staff externally or online.

There are always aspects to consider when choosing a training provider for your business needs. Some considerations include:

Can they provide the best learning environment for my employees?

Are they qualified?

Do they understand your type of business and have the necessary experience?

Do they offer value for money?

Does the training provided result in any type of qualification?

First Tutors offers a wide choice of business courses for individuals and companies. Courses include:

  • Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Accountancy
  • All aspects of Finance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Journalism
  • HR
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing

And a whole lot more. It is an exceptionally easy to use service that allows you to search for a trainer in your area in any business subject.

To Conclude

Businesses today stay on top of competition by offering training to their employees. Training your staff will boost motivation and productivity within your company whilst ensuring the skill levels and effectiveness of your staff increase; as well as being a great long-term investment for your business. For a business to succeed they need a reliable, skilled and efficient workforce and training employees is often the best way to secure this.

Categories: Business, Teaching