By HarveySterling Indonesia
Knowledge and skill development is an integral to the success of organisations.
Today, organisations are not only valued because of their physical or financial muscle but also on their intellectual capital which is their employees. Employee training is one of the surest methods of improving and maintaining the intellectual capital of an organisation. Employee training and development programs do not only benefit the individual employee but the organisation as a whole.
The following are the importance of development programs for the organisation’s workforce:
Adapting to business and environment changes
The age we are living in right now is described by a rapidly changing business environment and technology. An organisation’s productivity and success not only depends on individual employees but also depends on the technology used. Training and development of employees and organisation enable the top management of the organisation to understand the need for the latest technology within the organisation. It also helps in equipping the employees with the necessary skills and knowledge on how to use up-to-date technology in the most efficient and productive manner.
Retaining good employees
An organisation that invests in employee training and development has a tendency having contented employees. If employees are happy, they will not walk away from the organisation. However, the training programs should not be a one-off thing, but a continuous process that will enable to employees develop relevant skills. For you to retain hardworking and efficient employees, you need to ensure that they receive training once in a while.
Failure to train your employees and the organisation means that they will lack what is required in the industry to make your business move forward. This, therefore, means that you will be killing your business. So, to gain and maintain a competitive advantage over your competitors, your employees need to be trained to adapt to the ever changing industry.
Growing as an organisation
By training your employees on a regular basis, you clearly demonstrate the organisation’s willingness to adapt to changes and development. Your business will be regarded as a learning organisation that is ready to equip its employees with skills and knowledge required in the industry. Therefore, your company be more attractive especially when it comes to hiring top talent.
Training and development of employees enable them to overcome their weaknesses and shortcomings while at work. This ensures that employee performance improves and the organisation will in turn experience increased output as well as improved service delivery. Eventually, your customers and clients will be pleased with the products and services offered by the organisation.
Where does your organisation stand?