Employee development is a strategic tool for an organization’s continuing growth, productivity and ability to retain valuable employees.
Small business owners today save time and money by developing the employees they have rather than recruiting for new staff. Employee training and development helps businesses:
- Remaining competitive. Organizations are competing for employees who want to upgrade their skills to stay competitive with peers.
- Offset ongoing skills shortages. Smart business owners spend time and money on entry-level job training programs that make employees more productive.
- Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Training is an effective method for reskilling current employees to encourage promotion of women and people of color.
- Create a culture of learning. A learning culture enables employees to adapt to new environments, protocols, and shifting market demands.
- Take employee development “off hold.” In today’s labor market, business owners must invest in employee training to build the necessary talent for the current and future workplace.
- Adapting to changing business structures. Small businesses need employee development to ensure engagement and commitment to change.
- Increasing worker productivity.Workers who receive training and educational opportunities are more productive.
- Reduce turnover. Employee training reduces turnover and absenteeism.
- Align employee development with the organization’s needs. Business owners should let strategic needs drive development. Additional training may postpone impending workers’ retirements by adding variety to their jobs and allowing them to mentor less experienced employees. Also, registered apprenticeships can provide structured on and off-the-job training and provide employees with a new skill set, leading to pay raises and promotions, and better retention rates.
Importance of Management Development
Employees are often promoted to managers because they are strong individual contributors. The shift to management can be a difficult one. Good managers don’t just happen; they need to be nurtured. And your best employees will leave when they have an incompetent or abusive manager
Systematic, ongoing efforts to develop all managers deliver across-the-board value. Through training, your most promising managers recognize and address their own deficiencies before a crisis.
Here is a sampling of the types of management training that HRCoastal offers. Other courses can be provided upon request.
- Active Shooter
- Art of Hiring Smart
- Career Transition
- Coaching Challenging Employees
- Change Management
- Communication Skills
- Customer Service Excellence
- Delegation Skills
- Delivering Successful Presentations
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Generational Values
- Developing Effective Managers
- Interviewing & Hiring Skills
- Leadership and Supervisory Training
- Managing Change
- Motivating Employees
- Performance Appraisals
- Progressive Discipline
- Skills for the New Supervisor
- Terminating Without Litigation
- Workplace Safety