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4 Reasons to Train and Develop Your People

Posted by Alexa Rivera on Mar 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM
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The list of initiatives to retain your people can often be overwhelming, and while most of us can agree that training is important, it is not uncommon that employee development falls to the bottom of the list of priorities.

You are working hard, but are you failing to invest in your greatest asset—your people? There is so much research to back the value of employee training but none resonate quite like this one.

"70% of employees would be somewhat likely to leave their current job to work for an organization known for investing in employee development and learning."

That’s right, seventy percent! This statistic makes it astoundingly clear that people are seeking employment to learn new skills, and in this job market, are you willing to lose your top talent to a company leveraging development that you should have been doing anyway and furthermore, can do so easily?

Here are four reasons to train and develop your workforce.

Improved Morale

There are a number of factors that contribute to job satisfaction in employees. Some of these include improved benefits, regular recognition, and even visible inclusivity but many fail to recognize how training may boost your company’s morale.

Many of us suffer from imposter syndrome and fear that we don’t know as much as we seem to in our job position. While no one is immune to feeling this from time to time, establishing regular training events and e-learning courses can greatly improve overall confidence in your people.

Technology and best practices are constantly evolving, but is your organization evolving with it?

By establishing regular training, you can ensure you are keeping yourself and your employees up to date on the latest in the industry.

Remaining Compliant

Perhaps your organization is struggling to keep up with ensuring your training and certifications are up to date for all employees. We recognize it can be a lot to keep up with!

By establishing an LMS system with regular reminders and automatic assignments for training and courses, you can effectively take the stress out of scrambling to keep up with deadlines and policies.

A Unified Team

There is nothing more frustrating than a broken system with people on completely separate pages.

When departments within your team are not aligned on efforts, best practices, and tactical approach, your business objectives may suffer and furthermore, the productivity of your staff.

By aligning regular training courses according to appropriate positions and departments, management can ensure that their teams are working cohesively and effectively with the same knowledge and skill set necessary to perform job functions.

Grow Skillset

And with maintaining an adequate skillset comes growing further skills to improve job performance and career opportunities!

A whopping 74% of employees feel they aren’t reaching full potential at work due to a lack of development opportunities. With this in mind, there is clearly enormous potential for the training and development of your people.

So, where do you begin?

For starters, evaluate your employees and understand their strengths and weaknesses! Furthermore, recognize what your company is lacking. Perhaps there are gaps in your cyber security awareness or in an understanding of harassment in the workplace.

Once you understand what you really need, adopting a system to help manage, track, and store trainings is a crucial next step.

PeopleGuru LMS supports your organization’s courses as well as housing 130+ standard e-learnings to develop your people efficiently and effectively.

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This blog post was written by Alexa Rivera and may not be copied or published without PeopleGuru's express written consent.

 

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