How Important is Employee Training?
“The only thing worse than training people and having them leave is not training people and having them stay.” – Zig Ziglar
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson
We could bore you all day with quotes from famous business men and women about the importance of offering training for your staff, but instead we are going to provide you with 5 reasons why it is of the utmost importance to set aside some budget for skills-based training.
Whether you are trying to convince your boss to invest in some training or you are wondering whether training is the way forward for your team, this blog will give you the arguments you need to convince your boss or yourself.
Uneducated Employees are Demotivated Employees
Individuals who feel lost, confused or directionless for prolonged periods of time will become demotivated and won’t be productive. One person who feels demotivated in an office environment can quickly spread their lack of productivity by distracting others or bringing down the mood.
Proper training by a knowledgeable person, whether it is in house or external training, can make all the difference to someone who is feeling powerless.
Investment Equals valued. Valued Equals loyalty
If you are willing to invest in the personal and professional development of your team, this has a positive knock-on effect. It shows your employees that they are valued members of the team and if your employees feel valued they are more likely to stay.
Addressing Weaknesses and Decreasing Supervision
Training will enable you to continue incorporating new skills into your team. Once your team have all the necessary skills, this means that you can supervise them less, trust them to get on with their work and free yourself up to focus on other priorities.
Avoid Losing Customers
The better and more knowledgeable the service that your employees can provide, the happier your customers will be. Training provision will not only make your employees better at their job, but it will make them feel important and they will pass this value and enthusiasm on to your customers.
Gives You the Competitive Edge
Currently, competition for skilled staff is extremely high, especially for businesses in the IT, Engineering, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors. Having a development program for your staff will be a selling point for many potential employees and will make you stand out in the crowd when trying to hire the best staff.
At Select Appointments we have developed a bespoke training course called the Select Academy that all consultants, new or experienced partake in. Our drive and level of understanding is a major benefit that all our candidates and clients experience when they work with us. If you are looking to hire or are looking for a new role, one of our teams will be able to help, please get in touch with your local office to find out more.
“Caroline and her team took the time to listen to and fully understand our requirements. They demonstrated their understanding by presenting us with a short list of candidates all of whom could have filled the post. Thoroughly recommended for their fantastic service, thank you.”
Select Client – Google Review – Select Appointments St Albans
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“I have worked with and for ‘Select Appointments’ since Aug 1st 2017. I have nothing but absolute praise for the care and attention I have received whilst working under their ‘umbrella’. The interaction and provision of work, remuneration and holiday entitlement is in my opinion second to none, I would certainly recommend the agency to anyone with full and utmost confidence.”
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Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Cambridge
They Invest the Time
“I have worked with the Select team on both assisting me recruit as a customer and more recently as a candidate. Having first worked with Select on a couple of recruitment projects with great success she was my first call when I needed assistance with my own career move.
For me the difference with Select is that they invest the time to understand your requirements both as a business customer and as a candidate and match you to the right people or positions. Unlike a lot of Recruitment companies the communication is strong from the Select team with regular updates and you never feel like just another candidate in a drawer. Dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment are the qualities that set them apart from the rest and I cannot rate the Select team more highly.”
Select Client & Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lowestoft
Very Supportive Team
“I worked with the very supportive team from Select. He rang just before every appointment I had with my new employers to offer advice and support. He was also on the end of the phone when I asked for advice about my current position. Needless to say, I was offered the job I was recruited for and had a very good experience with Select.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Peterborough
Able to Get Results
“Select have been absolutely amazing from the get go. I haven’t had any problems with finding a job, pay or communication. The team found me a new job within 1 week and another job after the contract ended on that one.
I would heavily recommend this company as not only are the staff so friendly, they are able to get the results that you want from employment. After years of working with other agencies and having many problems, Select come out on top and will be using them in the future. I found an amazing job and was so sad to leave it as I have continued my journey at university.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Chelmsford
Lovely Agency to Temp With
“Lovely agency to Temp with. Always there for advice and respond quickly to any queries I have had over the last couple of months. I would like to thank the team for the incredible service they have provided me, very professional and they really care about their work.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Oxford
Cannot Recommend Them Enough
“Select Appointments are an AMAZING agency!
My consultant believed in me and saw my strengths. He gave me back my work confidence then found me my dream job. Nothing is too much trouble. The team are with you every step of the way ensuring that you are well prepared. I cannot recommend Select highly enough.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Northampton
“Probably the very first agency that provided amazing customer experience to me. Staff are very professional and friendly to the point where they have managed to find something that suits me in the first 30 minutes of walking in for the first time. Paperwork isn’t as burdensome as in other recruitment agencies which is a big plus. I got an impression of genuine care from them due to the fact that they were always in contact with me and whenever I had an enquiry they responded asap.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lincoln
Dedication is Abundantly Clear
“I am an IT Engineer specialising in Apple systems. Over the course of 1 year I entertained many recruiters claiming their understanding and ability in finding a position that suited my expertise.
Chris Lo is the 1st (& only) recruiter in my experience that not only dedicated & understood my goals, but also had the technical education to fully understand my abilities and provide appropriate prospects. This lead to my current position with a company & group of people I want to stay with indefinitely.
Chris’s dedication is abundantly clear; extremely communicative and driven nature, exemplifies his passion and character.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Croydon