The following article explains everything you need to know about training and development in the workplace.

In the current economic climate we find ourselves in, many businesses will be looking carefully at their HR budget. With businesses needing to tighten their belts, one of the areas which may be considered dispensable is training and development. This article demonstrates that while many organisations may be asking the question, can we afford to spend on training and development, a more pertinent question would be, can we afford NOT to spend on training and development?

As we know, the workplace is a dynamic, fluid environment. On-the-job training and development needs may change with each new order, purchase or sale. Therefore, it is vital that your organisation is both pro-active and reactive to changing circumstances with in-house training and development.

Training and development in the workplace provides real time exposure to any changes, as opposed to off-site classroom or homework training. It also allows your company to have direct company oversight of the training and development methods used and immediate input into content. 

In house training offers the ability to pinpoint employee developmental needs with satisfaction of those needs then interwoven into current processes and workflow. When a new issue or aspect of work is identified, training and development provides immediate development of the staff skills needed to master this procedure.  In addition, training and development in the workplace gives instructional staff opportunity for immediate correction of employee errors, immediate review, and additional training as identified.

Conversely, the immediacy of training and development is the ability to change training methods or facts shown to be incorrect, and to change them before adverse work occurs. Consider employee reactions. Some workers may respond positively to change, while others, often fearing the unknown are resistant. Training and development in the workplace means familiar territory for employees and also familiar surroundings for instructors.

When training and development result in better outcomes, employees tend to display a greater sense of ownership and pride in their work.  This can help lead to increased productivity and efficiency, and of course, an increase in job satisfaction.  Staff who are happy in their work are more likely to work harder and be more valuable to the company, which will in turn, put the company in a stronger position.

Why not see how an in house training could improve the productivity of your staff today?

Source by M James