Training is a vital aspect for any business, benefitting both your company and employees.

Having a successful training strategy helps to develop your brand and your commitment to training will be conveyed to the career marketplace, attracting new recruits to the workforce.

Entrepreneur Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, the statistical analysis software company he founded in 1976, is passionate about what he calls ‘a very important rule in business’; “If you treat employees like they make a difference, they will make a difference.” SAS employees are treated with respect, resulting in very low turnover and persistent ratings on Best Places to Work lists worldwide.

Goodnight believes that keeping employees intellectually engaged is a must and this includes making sure they are constantly involved in workplace training.

Training can be tailored to individuals, teams or to managers who can pass their experience down to staff. It can take many different forms and can include in-house training, individual tutoring, on-the-job learning and mentoring schemes.

Involving the employees within your company in training courses will allow them to achieve personal objectives or corporate goals and can lead to improved productivity and the development of new skill sets that can increase their contribution to the business whilst building their self-esteem.

BC Training can help you choose exactly which courses will apply to your particular company to make sure that we are targeting skills to meet the needs of your operation for now and in the future.

The problem with a lack of training within your business is that it can have spiralling effect on the entire company, especially if employees don’t feel as if they can communicate effectively with management. Your employees will never see the further development of their skills as something negative.

The saying ‘you are only as strong as your weakest link’ is particularly apt within the work place. Employees who lack enthusiasm, initiative and positive attitude are not an asset to the company.

Harnessing the power of your employees through positive motivation and relevant training will turn lacklustre employees into great ones.

A happy employee is a productive employee!