Why Employee Training And Development?

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Here is the conversation between two friends working in the corporate sector holding different positions. The two friends discuss the importance of training and development to employees. Further, they discuss how it has helped one of them in climbing the ladder up in an organization so fast while both the friends joined the jobs at the same time.

Reema:  Hello Seema, how are you and how is your professional life going?

Seema: Hello, I am good and my professional life is going superbly.

Seema:  Hey, I forgot to mention that I recently got promoted.

Reema: Wow, Congratulations! Be ready for the treat.

Seema: Thanks, yes sure. How is your job going?

Reema: Not well, I am still at the same place where I started.

Seema: Does your company organize training and development programs?

Reema: No, we do not have such programs. Does your company have?

Seema: Yes, our company regularly holds training and development sessions for its employees. This is the main reason for my early promotions.

Reema: Can you tell me the importance of these training programs?

Seema: Yes, why not? I’ll just tell you the importance of these training programs

Importance of training and development programs

For organizations, it is important to invest in continuous training and development of employees as both can leverage the benefits. It makes the survival of the business easy in this competitive and changing environment. Moreover, employees commit fewer mistakes which are mainly because of the lack of information and expertise. Generally, lack of proper training & development is one of the reasons why employees quit. Therefore, training & development also boosts employee retention, loyalty, and ultimately boost productivity.

Studies have shown that 39.3% of job seekers today consider “growth” the distinguish and topmost priority while selecting a job opportunity.  Therefore, it is imperative that your HR department device continuous and regular training programs for existing staff which enables them to climb the ladder up the corporate ladder. Training helps you to grow professionally and personally.  Further, your training programs must be under the organizational objectives and industry norms that keep employees abreast of new trends.

Some organizations do not hold training sessions for their employees because of the cost involved in conducting these sessions. They feel it’s a waste of time as employees attending these classes will lead to delay in the office work. This delay is worth taking than the delay in the success of the organization and then take a setback. Corporates need to understand the benefits of these training programs that are worth taking

Seema: This is the major reason that you have not been able to climb in your organization, you are having problems working with the changing industry and your company is failing.

Reema: Yes, you are right. Can you please tell me the benefits of employee training and development?

Seema: Needless to say. I will tell you all the benefits of training and development. Listen carefully.

Training and development can be initiated for several reasons

  • Firstly, if the organization feels the improvement in the performance of the employees.
  • Secondly, to achieve the set benchmark through improvement in performance
  • Ensuring overall professional development and growth of the employee.
  • Furthermore, to make an employee eligible for a planned change in the organization. So it also forms the part of succession planning.
  • To train them for some specific topics and positions.
  • Above all, to test the operation of the performance management system.

Topics an employee is trained on

1. Communication

Diversity in languages and relations with foreign countries require employees to know 2-3 languages apart from Hindi and English, for instance, French, German, etc.

2. Computer Skills

Every work is done on the computer. So train employees in computer handling and related activities

3. Customer service

Training of employees in the handling of the customers, meeting their requirements as today we have a global marketplace

4. Quality Initiatives

Initiatives such as total quality management, quality circles, benchmarking require basic training, concept clarity.

5. Team Dynamics

How to perform better in teams and innovative ways of team building.

Benefits of employee training and development

1. Addresses Weak Links

Firstly, the company organizes training programs when they address weak links in the performance of the employees. Training strengthens the skills of the employees and improves their existing skills. At the same time, it ensures that the same mistakes are not repeated again and again. So take control of negative points, work upon it and increase productivity

2. Increase in employee satisfaction

Secondly, the employees appreciate continuous training as they feel the company is investing in them. They feel valued and more satisfied with their job. And certainly, satisfied employees work harder for the job and promotions

3. Improve Employee performance

Lastly, companies undertake Training for the sole reason to boost employee performance. Regular training empowers employees.  Training gives them the confidence that they can tackle any problem. Also, understand the changing environment and they work with an increased level of productivity.  At the same time, they think of new ideas and increasing organizational efficiency. Apart from this, organizations conduct various seminars for learning new ways of production. 

Seema: I hope I was clear enough and all your questions related to employee training and development are clear.

Reema: Yes, thank you. I will now look for a change of job which provides continuous employee training and development.

In conclusion, the training not only helps in employee development but retention as well.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Investing in your employee’s professional development is vital for team retention and for increasing the effectiveness. Very good blog. Keep posting .

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