‘Having a team that you have confidence in and that you trust to run your business when you are away is crucial. If you don’t have that, you’ll never leave the office again.’- Hector Henriquez, Visual Graphics.
When you think about it it’s an employee market nowadays, meaning that your staff has more opportunities to find jobs that suit their needs than you navigating the shortage of skills and competing with other businesses for the best talent.
As such, as a company, there is a need to ensure that employees are well taken care of not just through competitive salaries but also professional development.
And professional development is all about equipping employees with the skills they need to not only excel at their jobs but also grow professionally.
Past studies have shown that the 21st century employee wants more than just a salary. They want to feel appreciated. They want to work in a company where they feel valued in that they are not just there to make you money.
And one way you can ensure that your employees have the skills they need to do their jobs well is by developing these skills. And how do you do that?
- In house professional development
A cost effective way of meeting your skills need is by building on what you already have.
What skills does your existing staff have? Who knows; you may even find that they already have the skills that you are looking for. Then;
- Have staff members train others – by doing this you ensure that useful skills aren’t lost due to staff absences or retirement.
- Develop the skills of existing staff– This is through refresher courses and seminars to help staff further their own career goals and improve job satisfaction.
- Have senior staff mentor juniors– they may be the best people to train juniors, but make sure it’s a good use of their time and abilities.
- You can outsource training and development
While you do not want to invest your time and resources on someone who may just end up using the acquired skills to find a new job, it’s a long term investment in the performance of your staff.
Work place training can increase employee retention in that it helps the said employees develop a great sense of self-worth as they feel that their efforts contribute to the greater good. Regrettably, very few companies have training programs in place.
And this is where companies like Corporate Staffing Services come in.
As a leading provider in training solutions, CSS, has a successful track record of providing comprehensive corporate training programs to different companies in areas such as Sales, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Development, Emotional Intelligence and Debt Collection while meeting not only the employees’ individual needs but yours as well.
With this in mind
Your staff is your asset and by developing them, you are giving them an opportunity to love their job and give their best output. Let go of the belief that by training your employees, you are equipping them with the skills they need to find another job.
You have no control over who stays and who leaves. And what if they leave eventually? Would you rather not they help you grow your business for the time they will be with you?
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