Employees of the 21st century are more concerned about their personal growth and are likely to stay with a company if they feel valued. Most employees appreciate guidance and hope to be provided with the needed skills for their work so they stay motivated through continuous personal growth on the job. Competent, well-trained employees bring many benefits to both the employee themselves as well as to the companies who sent them to trainings.
Though sending your employees may incur some cost, but it is definitely worth it in the long run as the growth and development of your employees will reap a brighter future for your company.
*You should also check with HRDF on the claim-ability of the courses you are planning to send your employees to.
- Targeted skill enhancement – trainings enables participants to further improve and develop a particular competency or skill.
- Career growth & progression within the company – a competent employee can look forward to growing with the company with better opportunities within the company.
- Recognition by company – Participants who are competent and who have good skills are more likely to be valued by their company.
- Competitive Edge – Participants can make sure that they keep their competitive edge above and develop skills to take on new challenges in their evolving industry.
- Employee improvement, education & development – trainings enables employees to improve and develop respective competencies and skills that are needed for the productivity and growth of the company.
- Improve employee retention – Employees who are fulfilled and motivated with their job in the company will simply want to stay.
- Motivate employees – employees feel valued when companies are proactive in giving feedback and take necessary action to improve their respective skills.
- Competitive Edge – many industries are constantly evolving, companies can make sure their employees are ready to take on new challenges.
- Employee progression within the company – Companies will have a pool of ready talent who are able to take on more responsibilities if they constantly look out for the development of their employees.
Here are some other ideas for employee improvement, education & development:
- In-house training – To lower the cost of workshops, companies can invite trainers to conduct an in-house workshop.
- Mentoring – Employers can assign a senior to coach/mentor some employees.
- Goal Setting – Managers can set realistic goals, provide helpful feedback, and help employees’ progress.
- Cross training – Employees can get cross trained in other responsibilities through inter-functional exchange. This varies the work-scope of the employee.
- Online learning – employees can learn at their own free time and provide regular progress updates.
- Project assignment – Employers can assign small manageable projects that based on an individuals capability.