Somewhat unsurprisingly, training and getting into shape are the most commonly broken new year’s resolutions, but with expert help from Spectra, they needn’t be. Of course, we’re talking about providing skills training for your employees and getting your company into better shape, to ultimately boost your business.
Like anything that you want to improve upon it’s important to set yourself some targets. For example, how about a target around improving staff morale and retention? Training has proven time and time again to increase employee motivation, with totaljobs recently reporting that, two out of three UK workers have changed jobs in order to access better training and development opportunities.
You may be of the mindset, “what happens if we train a member of staff and they leave?” The real question is, “what happens if we don’t train a member of staff and they stay?”
The truth is, training can often be overlooked by many businesses and can be viewed as an extra expense rather than an investment. Millennial workers make up approximately 25% of the workforce, say PwC, and various studies have shown that training and development in the workplace is their main priority when looking for a job. So, can you afford not to give your company a training boost?
Organisations with training programmes typically enjoy a higher income per employee, 218% to be precise. Evidence that career development is a significant factor in getting the most value from your employees – literally and figuratively speaking!
Choosing the most appropriate training
When it comes to it, there are lots of courses for you to consider. You need your staff to undertake training that is relevant and has a demonstrable impact on the business, and where possible, training that is aligned with your business objectives. Leadership training is a very popular route, and HR courses designed to get the most out of your employees will soon have a tangible impact on your staff and your business.
For example, you might want to consider a recruitment and right to work checks training course as a way of finding the right people for your business; or time management to increase efficiencies in the team; or even an objective setting, appraisals and performance management course to create a fair and consistent approach to people management. After all, it’s just as important to manage good performance in the workplace as it is bad performance.
Spectra offers a suite of HR, leadership and safety training courses, and new for 2019, Mental Health First Aid. Our courses are designed specifically for owners and managers of SMEs and are created so that delegates can make practical changes in the workplace. The learning doesn’t finish when the course is over, we’re always on hand to guide you through your personalised course action plan.
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how we could boost your business with CPD Accredited training in 2019. Training can either be delivered at our head office in Altrincham or at your site. For those who prefer to learn away from a classroom setting or prefer to learn at their own pace, we have an extensive suite of eLearning courses:
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