The importance of employee training

Staff training is very important, as this enables our employees to acquire new knowledge and skills, and so they will be the ones participating with new ideas, start new projects and, in general, contribute to the smooth running and improvement of the company.

Training is not an objective as such, but a means to achieve the purposes and intentions that companies have. Nowadays, training has become more important than ever, because there is a lot of competition within the same professions, and quality training will make the difference.

Reasons to invest in training

Investing in training is beneficial for both employers and employees of an organization or company. Recruiting new staff is expensive, and although it is sometimes necessary, especially for growing companies, existing employees can be trained to update and improve their skills. Most commonly, they are trained in the use of new equipment and working methods or training is provided so that employees are prepared to share higher-level work responsibilities.

The greatest benefit of training is the motivation it provides to  employees. The more satisfied employees are and the higher their morale, the more they contribute to the success of the organisation and the lower the absenteeism and turnover of employees. They will also be more motivated to compete for internal promotions.

Employees are the most valuable  asset for the organisation. The best use a company can make of its resources is to invest in training to empower its employees. Well trained people will reduce waste of time, money and resources.

The purpose of training employees

The main objective of training has evolved in recent years to adapt to new types of work. Traditionally, training was limited to simply transmitting a series of technical skills to employees, but today this is not enough. The working environment is more complex than ever, and the work pace is faster, where agility and immediacy predominate. 

Some companies are afraid to invest in training their employees because they think they will use their new skills to change jobs, but this is not the case. New training brings  skills and behaviours that have made jobs increasingly specific, allowing workers to be much more effective in their tasks if they receive the right training.

In this article, we have explained that training increases the productivity of workers, makes them more motivated and more confident in our company. It feeds the employees’ feeling of belonging to the organisation and decreases the feeling of professional stagnation, which motivates them to stay longer in our company. Companies have the need to innovate, and to do so they need up-to-date knowledge, which is why investing in training is essential.