If you were to take a random sample of business managers from across all industries worldwide you would probably be hard-pressed to find something that they all agree on.
Yet all would likely agree on one thing: the importance of staff training to their competitively.
Ongoing staff training can lead to improved productivity, lower operational costs, process refinements, and boosts to staff engagement.
New staff needs
Every newly-hired staff member needs to be set up with the resources they require to do their job efficiently.
Resources here can mean equipment, skills, knowledge of processes and systems, familiarity with internal and external relationships, and support from superiors.
Effective staff training after recruitment can help to tick many of these boxes and give new employees a solid foundation from which to broaden their skills and experience through on-the-job learning.
Knowledge drift over time
It is all well and good to give people the skills and knowledge they need to operate in the here and now, under the current conditions in your business.
It is quite another thing to ensure that staff capability and competence remains high while your company goes through the changes and evolution that are inevitable over time for any organisation.
Performing a regular training needs analysis survey is an effective way of making sure that employees are able to adapt to changes and new scenarios.
It is also an excellent way of identifying what kind of new skills and experience recruiters need to look for when filling newly created positions in an expanding organisation.
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