How important is it for you to build the capacity of your staff through training? Having a well-trained workforce means that your productivity will increase which reduces mistakes, builds confidence in your staff and overall, just makes for a happier workforce.
How to Assess Training Needs
If you have an HR Department, they can conduct a training needs assessment. If your staff is smaller, it could be a good idea to assess individuals’ current level of competence, skill or knowledge in one or more areas and also ask your staff how they feel about their work.
Ask Questions to help you determine the route best suited to your staff compliment and size of your business, for instance:
- Do your staff feel they have enough skills to perform at a professional level?
- Would your staff like to learn more, the next level or even learn a new skill that could benefit your company or organisation?
A training assessment is the first step to any successful training program. Most training companies are equipped and happy to help you with your training assessments and make some recommendations.
What Kind of Training?
There are many different training courses at all levels on offer. Its important to understand your staff requirements before being able to recommend or commit to the right training, not only for the employees but also for the company.
Many employers find training expensive – besides the cost of the training course, employees are also absent from their work place. It is proven that despite these issues, a better trained workforce is happier and more productive. It is a great investment to train and up-skill your staff.