The importance of training staff

Organisations typically have a duty to ensure their employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out their role and provide adequate training to allow them to achieve this. Although, as budgets grow tighter and schedules become busier, training is often the first thing to be overlooked or scrapped altogether.

Consequently this has the potential to limit employee development and prevent future career progression. The lack of training or development opportunities can cause employees to become demotivated, lose sight of their personal goals and eventually lead to decreased moral among the wider team.

Aside from the usual costly or time consuming assumptions, it is no secret that by investing in training, it can lead to a wealth of opportunities for both employee and employer. For employees, notable benefits include staff feeling valued, more fulfilled and undoubtedly leading to greater job satisfaction. On the other hand, employer benefits of providing training and development can be equally rewarding, resulting in a highly skilled workforce, increased productivity and a higher staff retention rate.

In essence the reasons to offer training outweighs the risk of not providing training. It is important to consider that every employee is different and one training course may not be a one size fits all.

The Chamber training team offer a range of courses designed to equip employees with the skills and knowledge to progress and develop covering management and leadership to finance, international business and business development. Learn more, here.

Susan Staniforth, training team leader, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Susan Staniforth, training team leader, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce