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Seven reasons why staff development in the workplace is so important

Seven reasons why staff development in the workplace is so important
01/07/2021

Seven reasons why staff development in the workplace is so important

At Aim Higher Training and Development we believe that staff training and development isn’t just important to any business or organisation, it’s vital.

Here are seven reasons why we feel staff development is vital to any business or organisation:

Increase Efficiency

Continuous professional development can help managers and employees to retain and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to deliver and complete tasks on time, increase customer satisfaction and profitability within any business.

Improve Productivity

Well-trained employees are more likely to produce high-quality work and minimise mistakes. This leads to less wasted time, more efficient use of systems and the delivery of higher quality goods and services.

Guaranteeing Consistency

A structured training and development programme can help to ensure all employees have a consistent level of experience, skills and knowledge, and allows managers to have the confidence of knowing their employees all have the same set of skills required. This allows flexibility within workforce planning and helps to identify talent and high performers building promotion paths as your business grows.

Legal Compliance

Training and development can help to ensure that the knowledge of your workforce is relevant and up to date. Ensuring that you and your staff are compliant with the latest laws and regulations is essential, so it’s vital to ensure they have access to the information they need to address any legal or regulatory changes that impact their roles. It is also key to ensure they maintain knowledge and awareness of everyone’s responsibility within the workplace to comply with areas such as Health and Safety, equality, diversity and inclusion and employment legislation.

Address weaknesses

Even the best of employees have some weaknesses when it comes to their workplace knowledge and skills. Once an employee has been inducted it’s important to ensure that they have the right support in terms of developing the skillsets that will help them to perform well and ultimately to shine.

Investing in a performance development programme along with ongoing training and development allows managers to identify and address any weaknesses, helping employees to be better-rounded and better skilled at every aspect of their job roles.

Confidence

Training and development can significantly help to increase employees’ confidence within their roles and supports their personal and professional growth and development. Investment in training and development helps to show employees they are appreciated, which can help them to feel a greater level of job satisfaction, loyalty, and dedication to organisational or business goals.

Health and Well-being

We live in a busy and stressful world and it’s important for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of their employees. Training and development in stress and mental health awareness can help to equip employees with the knowledge and tools to help them to identify the first signs of issues and help support them during more difficult periods. Investment in this sort of training helps to show employees they are supported and encouraged to lead well-balanced lives and supports their overall health, happiness, and well-being.

At Aim Higher Training and Development we aim to support employers to identify the training needs of employees and design training programmes that can provide long-term support along with professional and personal development for employees.

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