Training development is something that tends to be ignored or avoided in far too many corporate companies. Today business owners tend to look at the here and now. Due to the volatile economic climate businesses today are in a constant state of turmoil. Finances are tight. People are trying to do more with the business but with way less money. This means that people are looking for cheap labour. It also means they have no time to waste by sending people on courses or taking time out to do focussed training. No longer is the longevity of employee service and team development a focal point. Nowadays it is all about just trying to stay afloat. Not investing in your staff will lead to a high turnover which ultimately weakens the business.
Taking a genuine interest in your employees future makes a difference
The important word here is “genuine”. Every manager should want to develop the skills of their employees. It is the natural order that those who have the power, knowledge and resources already should pass the opportunity for the same gain to their team members. The passing of knowledge and lending of opportunity is what develops business and brands. Creating a friendly and nurturing environment will make your business a more enjoyable workplace. Not only is this good for each of your employees but it is good for your brand. Word will get around that your company cares about staff and that employees enjoy going to work.
It results in loyal employees
By taking a genuine interest in your employees it will build up their loyalty and respect for you as a manager. Loyalty breeds productivity. By showing your staff that you want to help them reach the same level of success that you have achieved they will work harder to help you achieve your business goals. When your employees’ success becomes part of your goals, your goals become part of theirs. If it is clear that you don’t care about your employee’s development and that they are not personally important to you then they are much more likely to look for work elsewhere.
It attracts talent and hard workers
Ambitious and skilled people naturally want to progress and appreciate support in getting help reaching their development goals. If you are known to be an employer who pushes people further towards their dreams and encourages staff to get better you will attract hardworking ambitious people to your company. Ultimately your business will be built with people all striving to do the best work they can and be the best employees. This will help your business grow as you have loyal staff members whom you have developed to higher roles, plus you will have talented, and ambitious hard workers joining the team at lower levels. Productivity will also be high meaning your business is likely to continue to expand and get stronger and time goes on. Although it does take time and effort, in the long haul training development will benefit you just as much as it develops those being trained.