“There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that’s not training them and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar.

In order to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, your company must invest in the training and development of your employees. Employees play a vital role in the success of every company, thus making employee training and career development an integral part of recruiting and maintaining talent. Unfortunately, company’s today often ignore the importance of employee training, which affects employee productivity, happiness, and loyalty. Below are ways Platinum HR can help:

  • Providing assessment solutions to help identify strengths and areas of opportunity for development of employees

  • Identifying, customizing and delivering effective training solutions

  • Providing supervisor training programs (legally required sexual harassment training, performance management, HR 101, How to interview, etc).

  • Developing succession planning

  • Developing a Mentoring Program

  • Designing a Recognition program

  • Conducting employee opinion surveys and focus groups

Increased Productivity– Providing training for employees will increase their productivity, as staff members will be able to complete tasks with greater ease and more employees will have the skills and experience they need to do specific jobs. Training and development goes a long way in keeping employees up-to-date and knowledgeable on the job, thereby, getting things done efficiently and in the most productive way.

Employee satisfaction– A company that invests in training and development generally tends to have satisfied employees. Employees are very satisfied when they see their company has invested in them. However, the exercise has to be relevant to the employees and one from which they can learn and take back something. It will be futile if training and development become tedious and dull, and employees attend it merely because they have to.

Improved Morale– By enrolling staff members in training programs, you not only empower your employees, but you also show them that they are of real value to you enough to invest in them. Boosting morale improves productivity and learning new things can also increase confidence and motivation. With newly acquired skills, employees can tackle a wider range of tasks, which keeps the working day fresh and interesting. If employees do not feel that their employer takes enough interest in their development and there are limited chances to progress, this may cause them to look elsewhere for work.

Improved Performance– Employees who have access to the necessary training required in order to help them do their jobs are unquestionably going to deliver a better performance than those who do not. Having training for even the most basic of tasks can ensure that tasks at work are completed more thoroughly with less risk of anything going wrong. Training also gives employees more confidence in themselves as they are more equipped to do their job, which can often provide the extra push that many employees need in order to perform to the best of their abilities.