Thursday, March 27, 2008

Workforce Learning

Did you know that companies who invest in workforce learning outperform the market by more than 45 percent? (Source: American Society for Training and Development)

Nothing is more crucial than a quality workforce. That can’t be secured without workforce knowledge itself. It is important that your employees understand not just the physical aspects of the job but how to handle all aspects of customer relations.

By training employees on various workplace practices, they are more apt to feel like part of a team.

Here are a few things to remember when considering workplace training:

  • Don’t view training solely as an orientation or instructional phase for new workers.
    Training must be an ongoing initiative to continually develop and enhance the skill sets of all employees.

  • Consistency and frequency are key to a successful program.

  • By keeping employees up-to-date with new procedures, you’ll see a greater return on investment, not just in terms of new ideas and methods, increased productivity and greater efficiency, but also in terms of heightened employee morale and loyalty.

When you invest in your employees by training them, you’re not just empowering them with a greater sense of belonging to your organization; you are increasing their employability and ability for a better way of life.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman

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