Most houseplants don’t grow by themselves. They need water, light and a little TLC to grow properly. You need to check in on them; make sure they have what they need; prune as needed. Left alone, they rarely thrive. As an employer, you should consider each employee an investment in your company, and if you want to see that investment yield the best results, consider offering ongoing training and to stretch a metaphor, encouraging employees to grow.
- Ongoing training means better employees. You’ve likely had employees who think they’ve got it all down and view training as a “waste of time” because they feel they have adequate skills. And when something new comes along, they seem loath to try it. These people aren’t your innovators or creators. The best thing you can do for your company is help improve the skills of the people who work there, making them more skilled at what they do. This will also help you spot skill gaps and address them promptly.
- It motivates them to do more. The employees who want to learn new skills tend to be your most enthusiastic, and getting them excited about learning a new skill they can use on the job can lead to new ideas and ways to perform that will improve the company overall. Reaffirm that knowledge is power and using it can increase overall satisfaction and productivity for a win-win. Think about it: A bored employee goes through his workday on auto-pilot, often not putting his all into his day to day. When he gets to learn something new, he wants to see how he can apply that to the job, challenging himself to try something new, too.
- It helps them keep up with the industry and the competition. Want to stay current and competitive? You have to stay on top of new developments if you want to remain on the cutting edge. Ongoing training will also help your employees stay current on any changing regulations in the industry. A company that helps its employees stay on top of all of this keeps them up-to-date and eager to stay on top … of emerging technology and their rivals in the industry.
Encouraging employee growth shows your workers you care about them doing their best for themselves and gets them invested in you. For help with any training of new employees, partner with the local staffing professionals at PrideStaff Thousand Oaks and PrideStaff Ventura County.