3 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Send Your Employees to Training Regularly

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When was the last time your team received training? What were the things that they learned and how much have they grown after it? Are you and your team up to date on the latest techniques and strategies used in your industry? More importantly, when was the last time YOU attended training?

Friends, these are very critical questions that we need to ask ourselves. IF we are truly serious about succeeding in  growing our business (or whatever it is that you want to succeed on), then there’s no two ways about it but to invest in training.

While there are a plethora of reasons why you need to make sure that your employees are constantly receiving quality training, I’ll share with you three of probably the most important ones.

1.) It gives them cutting edge technique that can help skyrocket your business’ success.

Let’s say your company constantly invests in training while your competitors don’t. Can you imagine the kind of difference in quality you can get from your employees versus the other business owners are getting from theirs?

More than that, can you imagine the difference in the kind of service your customers will get compared to your competitor’s customers?

And if that isn’t enough, how about the difference in the quality of the products that you produce over your competitors?

The difference is quite unnerving, isn’t it?

It actually sounds pretty amazing since on the example, you’re the ones investing in training and your competitors are the ones that aren’t. However, if the tables were turned and your competitors were the ones that’s keen on training their team, your business will surely be on dire straits (if it isn’t right now).

The thing with training is that it equips your employees with tools and techniques that will make them produce better results. And when I say better results, I meant better sales, better product quality, better productivity, and the list goes on.

If you truly want to succeed, then you’ll surely want those elements working for you. If you don’t… well why’d you open a business in the first place?

2.) It shows how you are genuinely concerned about their growth.

No one’s going to work with someone who doesn’t have their best interest at heart. We all know that.

And a good way to show how you are genuinely interested about someone’s well being is to give them an opportunity to grow. If you don’t give them that opportunity, wouldn’t that look very similar to how slaves were treated way back? They keep on working, doing the same thing over and over again until they grow old and die. That’s just plain tragic.

I’m sure that you’ll never accept something like that to happen to you or any of the people whom you care about. And rest assured that your employees feel the same way too.

They, just like you, have dreams. Their dreams are countless levels higher than the life that they are living right now otherwise they wouldn’t be dreaming about it – they’re already living it!

If you train your employees constantly to give them the tools/equipment they need to bring them even just an inch closer to their dreams, you can bet your family jewels that you’ll gain their respect AND favor.

* Note – Let’s be honest. We all know that you aren’t going to train your employees JUST to  help them reach their dreams. Considering how each person has different dreams, training them for something like that would just be impossible. Your training is usually about the things that would make your business thrive, right?

A suggestion that I’d like to share is for you to think about the word “overlap”. Think about the overlap between what your employees dreams are, and the content of the training that you need to provide to your employees to achieve your business needs.

This will make the training a win-win-situation for both you and your employees.

3.) It makes your team more competent.

Because they are equipped with new knowledge and motivation on how to do their tasks in the company, they become a lot more reliable.

For business owners who’d like to focus on growing their business and stop micromanaging, training can be one of the most powerful tools that you can use to make that happen.

The truth is, if you’ve made a decisive commitment to training, chances are good that you’ll have less firefighting.

Why, you might ask?

That’s simple. Because training makes your employees more competent, they end up doing lesser mistakes and even increase their readiness when it comes to dealing with new jobs.

This of course translates to fewer mistakes (thus fewer problems for you to fix) and an opportunity to really focus on growing your business.

Isn’t that worth investing in?

Care to share?

I’d like to hear from you and what you have to say on the matter.

Have you been keen on training your employees? If not, what’s keeping you?

Let’s keep the comments section busy!

About Jimmy Rodela

Jimmy Rodela is a Freelance Writer and a Content Marketer. He is the Founder of the Guild of Bloggers. He is a contributor on websites with millions of monthly traffic like Yahoo.com, Business.com, Monster.com, Business2Community and SocialMediaToday.com. Follow him on: LinkedinTwitterFacebookGoogle +,Read more about me

11 comments

  1. If you want to grow as a business it’s crucial that you focus on training your employees. You should carefully analyze your personnel and see who should be promoted so that you can focus on training that personnel into being able to accept new tasks and bigger responsibilities that come with the territory.

  2. I’m self employed so I never worked for someone else but my sister has a small fitness center and she monthly sends her trainers to take new lessons and learn new workout moves. This keeps them motivated and always wanting to improve but it also helps her get more and more clients because everyone knows her trainers are topnotch.

  3. Training might seems as a very time consuming task but if you can improve your productivity by just 1% it would be all worth in the long run. Make a plan ahead and think what you need to focus on; one of the biggest mistakes you could do is trying to cover as many subjects as possible. This will confuse your employees and the training will be a huge waste of time.

  4. Hellena Tisdale

    Do a brainstorm session with your employees and ask them what skills they want to develop or improve. Make a list and try to form groups, concentrating on the core of the training. This will help you better plan the approach of your training and it will also help your guys feel more involved in the whole process.

  5. Before starting any training, you will need to perform a TNA (training needs analysis) to know what kind of training you should focus on. This is the perfect moment to ask for your customers’ feedback; what do they want to see more from you, what is the feature/skill they want to experience more in the future?

  6. Samantha Rotterns

    Training your employees could drastically increase your revenue but you should first do an estimate and see how much this will cost you. Do you do the training in-house or you need to rent a space for this? How will you get there? Training is not easy or cheap but keeping your personnel updated to modern technology and the latest trends will benefit your business tremendously.

  7. Lester Goodwill

    If your boss would show that he cares about you and your needs, wouldn’t you want to return the favor and do your best at work? I know I would. I have such a boss at work: a man that really cares for all his employees.

    He constantly sends us to training meet-ups that last 2-3 days and are usually a mix between work and relaxation somewhere outside the city. He knows all the names of his employees and details about their families and does his best to help them out whenever something unexpected happens.

  8. We often go to such trainings and they are very useful and even fun for us. We sometimes play team games that help us grow and improve our trust in one another. Our boss usually invites a known figure to talk to us on a specific subject so we comprehend it better. We then try to apply what we learned for the next 2-3 weeks at work.

  9. Cristiana Adelina Espinoza

    I am a business owner and I currently have 10 employees. Each of them is very important to my business and 2 of them are crucial. After reading your advice I’ve decided to actually get more involved in their training. I had not thought about some of the things you talked about. I will now try to show them I really care for them. Thank you!

  10. I know my competitors aren’t investing in training their employees and this only motivates me even more. I send them on trainings (and sometimes go with them) every 2 months or so. I talk to them about what they’ve learned and together we find ways to implement these new ideas at our work place. Our company has had a great success in the last 3 years and this is because we get better all the time.

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