Employee Training Leads to Increased Productivity

[tweetmeme]According to ASTD research, companies that invest in employee learning have higher productivity, revenue growth, and profit growth than companies that do not. Employee training is a fundamental determinant of customer satisfaction, sales per employee, and market capitalization within an organization. Employee satisfaction with opportunities for learning and development is one of the most important predictors of whether an employee will stay with his or her current employer and the opportunity for professional development and training is one of the top three things people consider when deciding where they want to work.

Training should be viewed as a business value for your organization. There are measurable and hidden qualities that determine the health and well-being of an organization, drive decision-making for all work activities, and attract investors. A well trained workforce is definitely a quality that your organization needs to succeed.

Five ways you can increase the payback of your training dollars

  • Make training on ongoing process, and reassess training needs frequently to make sure you’re meeting today’s needs, not yesterday’s.
  • Encourage employees to talk about their training needs and request additional training.
  • Provide employees with opportunities to use newly learned skills on the job.
  • Make sure your training is comprehensive, interesting, and interactive, and gives employees the chance to practice new skills in a safe setting.
  • Send employees back to work with learning aids such as checklists, step-by-step instructions, and safety reminders that help them safely and effectively transfer newly learned skills to their job.