Why training strong staff is worth the cost

Posted by Design & Construct on 03-Oct-2017 09:56:18

It takes a top-notch recruiter to hire strong, quality staff; but it also takes an employer who is willing to go the extra mile and train that staff to make them even stronger.

Ultimately, your staff are the building blocks to your company. You have gone to the trouble of securing the best ones (through your recruiter) and now you have the opportunity to reinforce them with training strategies which will ensure their strength and safety and fortify your company as a whole.

Here are a few reasons why training your staff is worth the cost and will benefit you and your company in the long term.

Productivity goes up

It’s no secret that the more qualified an employee is, the more accurate and efficient their work is going to be. Implementing a training program will ensure that employees are remaining up to date with the demands set by industry standards, and this will ultimately be reflected in the company’s end-product. A trained employee is less likely to make mistakes while producing more valuable work. Find our tips here on how a recruiter can maximize your staff’s performance.

“If you take care of your employees they will take care of your customers and your business will take care of itself” – J W Marriott

Improved culture

Training your employees will keep their confidence levels up. If an employee is confidently completing their workload, they will be more satisfied and proud with the results they are producing. This will lead to happier employees, a stronger team morale and a positive culture in the workplace. It’s amazing the effect a negative culture can impede upon the productivity of employees. If employers are proactive in combatting these negative behaviours, as reported in the Australian Staff Behaving Badly survey, they could improve their overall competitive advantage and workplace productivity.

Initial training versus ongoing training

New employee inductions are a necessity for any organization. For instance, a construction worker would not be eligible to work onsite without a complete general construction induction, for risk and safety reasons.

The degree of depth and intensity to which you train new workers depends on many variables, including the requirements of the role. However, if you do not invest in quality training programs or provide any kind of onsite or offsite training you may be seriously limiting the capabilities of the new employee and stunting your company’s performance.

This can be said about both initial and ongoing training programs. Providing ongoing training for workers leads to greater employee retention and satisfaction. Another benefit of continued training is improving your employees’ skill base and therefore your own.

With a good image like this you are more likely to attract new talent, and increase your talent pool when you next look to a recruiter to find you the right person out there for the job at hand.

Costs go down

Ensuring that you have a strong training strategy will minimise the costs associated with poorly training employees. While it does require a necessary expenditure on training, in the long run you will reduce costs pertaining to manufacturing and production (time and materials), reduce the risk of delivering a product which does not meet the customer’s expectations and decrease the risk losing business or customers.

Bottom line, undertraining can be dangerous

“Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors” – Albert Einstein

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Hiring staff without the skills or training to safely and successfully complete the job or neglecting to properly train staff will only result in damage or loss of business, property or at worst, life. Training your staff and implementing a strong workplace safety culture will decrease risk, lower the rate of incidents, reduce employee risk-taking and rule-breaking and improve your productivity and performance. For more facts on company culture and safety, check out this article by Kate Gibbs on Resilium.com.

To fulfill any of your current or upcoming positions, give Design and Construct a call on 1300 365 078 and we will find the right employee for you.