“What if I train them and they leave?” With new employees hard to find and even harder to keep, many business owners are pondering this timeless HR dilemma. For success in the long-term, though, you have to ask yourself this instead: “What if I don’t train them and they stay?” Even with turnover high, it pays to view every employee as an investment in your company.
Gain the Competitive Edge: Invest in Your Workforce
Providing training and career development for your employees shows you’re committed to your employees’ success. This commitment increases employee engagement and motivation. Your employees need training not just to do their jobs today, but to maintain a high level of quality work down the road. Well-trained employees are confident, motivated, and loyal. When you make an investment in your employees, they’ll be more invested in your long term goals and profits. The benefits of a satisfied, well-trained team go far beyond your bottom line.
Streamline Your Training
One way to minimize the cost involved with training is to put it online. The right online learning management system, increases efficiency, decreases costs, maintains consistency, and tracks learner progress. If you haven’t adopted online learning yet, it’s time to get on board. Training with an LMS is the ultimate investment in your staff and your business. When combined with on-the-job training through a blended learning strategy, employee engagement and retention improve even more.
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
You never know which employee will end up being a huge asset to your team. By writing anyone off from the onset, your attitude is bound to show through, not to mention that training matters to each and every customer this employee meets or serves. Repeat business is one of the biggest keys to your business success. If you decide against investing in training for your employees, you may lose, because customers “vote” with their feet — about one-third of customers who have had a bad experience will never return.
Learning Management Built for You
trainingGrid® is an LMS developed with you and your employees in mind. Its intuitive design makes learning management simple and allows employees to begin training with just a click. This flexible system comes with a variety of robust features customizable to fit your needs in addition to built-in reporting and certification tools that track your compliance documentation. Request a guided demonstration of trainingGrid® today!