Importance of providing training to employees in organization

Posted on: June 14 2018, By : Sonam Tiwari
Employee Training
“Survival of the Fittest”- the Darwin’s theory not only applies for natural selection but is something which is very much applicable in every spheres of life. Similarly, with the increase in the competition in today’s market it becomes important for any company to be updated. For this to happen, each and every employee of the department needs to be updated with the current skillset, their knowledge and capabilities. Hence the training of the employees in organization becomes important.
So why is training important?
Bringing employees on the same page – Every employee comes with different levels of skillset and weaknesses (SWOT). Training gives such employees the opportunity to strengthen those skills and work upon their weaknesses. This result in team full of knowledgeable where in any person can take over as needed with minimal supervision.
Employee satisfaction and Morale – Training brings confidence and satisfaction in the minds of employee. This gives a clear picture of the work and responsibilities that they will be doing in the organization. Individual growth of employee leads to growth of company, which boost the morale of the employees toward their work.
Minimal supervision and fewer accidents – The employee with the complete training requires minimal supervision, resulting in smooth working environment. During training, employee gets used to the work they need to know. Hence, error and accidents in the projects decreases which increases the efficiency in the work.
Increased productivity and reduced employee turnover - Training improves efficiency and productivity of employees. Well trained employees show both quantity and quality performance. Employees are benefited of quality training and less likely to change the company. Hence, recruitment costs therefore go down due to staff retention.
Consistency – A well-defined training programs helps the employee to have consistent learning and background knowledge. Expectations and procedures are much clear. Regular training helps the employee to be updated not only with the skills but also with the organizations policies and expectations. Based on the organization, one of the methods of training can be used:
  • On the job training - On the job training methods are those which are given to the employees within the everyday working of a concern. It is a simple and cost-effective training method. The in proficient as well as semi- proficient employees can be well trained by using such training method. The employees are trained in actual working scenario. The motto of such training is “learning by doing.” Instances of such on-job training methods are job-rotation, coaching, temporary promotions, etc. (Seven academy believes in this and hence provides on the job training to the employees.)
  • Off the job training - Off the job training methods are those in which training is provided away from the actual working condition. It is generally used in case of new employees. Instances of off the job training methods are workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. Such method is costly and is effective if and only if large number of employees have to be trained within a short time period. Off the job training is also called as vestibule training i.e., the employees are trained in a separate area (may be a hall, entrance, reception area, etc. known as a vestibule) where the actual working conditions are duplicated.
Strengthen the company reputation – Quality training in the organization becomes the attraction for the newbie to join the company. This increases the quality of the recruitments, which eventually saves time for the recruitment. Hence, company becomes the top recommended organization in the market. Though there is time and cost investment in employee training, but this is worth as it provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits.
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