5 Signs Your Employees May Need Training & Development

Your Employees May Need Training & Development

There are times throughout the life cycle of a business when it will be necessary to employ a skilled trainer & assessor to up-skill your workforce.

1. Changes to a process, regulation or product

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One of the most obvious scenarios is when your employees need to be taught changes to a process, product or regulation. There are two main skills involved in these circumstances. One is to do with the technical side while the other is to persuade the workforce to take on any changes.

2. New company challenges need new skills

When employees show they do not have the basic skills to take on new company challenges, such as operating new types of machinery, it is time to enlist them in a training program to get their skills up to scratch. Investing in the skills of a qualified workplace trainer and assessor who has completed the TAE 40116 training and assessor course successfully is in the best interest of any company which wishes to up-skill its workforce so the company can remain competitive.

3. When skill gaps need to be addressed quickly in the Existing Workforce

Often, an employer thinks that there is only one option when having to deal with a skill gap issue and that is to recruit more workers. However, more often than not in a company, there are employees with the potential talent who have the capacity to be trained in different skills. This means addressing a skill gap without having to get involved with a recruitment program.

4. When a company must improve performance

In an ever-increasing competitive market arena, with a constant change in market conditions, an increase in customer demands, and the development of new technology means that an organisation has to constantly increase the skills of employees to stay a leader in the market. This basically means upskilling the workforce through more training and development programmes which play the role of bridging both the knowledge and skills gap. For example, improving quality standards or enforcing a newer form of customer service interaction. All this goes a long way to remain competitive.

5. When employees need to meet any newer compliance regulations

Ever-increasing globalisation, competition, and greater demands for all organisations to work with transparency in mind mean more and more rules are being implemented. Any new policies or legislation means there is a need to offer training for all employees so that they know how to comply with these new standards. If employees aren’t kept up to date they will become demoralised if they mistakenly break a law.

This list just outlines a few reasons why a workforce may require training and development. There are reasons that may be dropping the hint that more training is required. This includes a rise in complaints from various parties, high staff turnover than usual and an explained, sudden drop in the morale of the workforce.

Recognising these changes in the workplace is the key responsibility of the senior personnel in the organisation. They will need to identify and act so that there is a minimum impact on the workforce’s effectiveness and that robust procedures and remedies are put in place which provides the necessary support,  training, and development in an ongoing way.