Thursday, February 18th, 2021
“The only thing worse than training your employees and have them leave is not training them and having them stay.” — Henry Ford
There is no doubt training is essential. It’s not even a question. The real question you need to ask is, “What type of training should I provide?”
There are lots of different methods of training, such as
The list could continue –each method working and varying depending on the work-place. However, training typically breaks down into two traditional training methods –internal training and external training.
And while a full discussion on the pros and cons of internal training vs. external training is a worthy one, today, we will focus on the 5 benefits of internal training.
Benefits of Internal Training
1. Fully Customizable
Internal training allows you to manage how it goes down. You have the authority to mold training as needed for the good of your company and your employees. Customizing it allows you to:
2. Reflects the Culture of the Company
Your company’s culture sets the tone and creates the environment employees want to be part of, and customers want to patronize. A big part of any organization’s culture is its training methods. Internal training allows you to teach employees according to the standards and actions that reflect the culture you want to flourish.
3. Offers Real-Life Examples
We don’t know about you, but we’re real fans of hands-on learning, and internal training is all about being hands-on. When company management use company resources to teach employees your company methods, they can provide real-life examples, which are:
It is probably one of the strongest points for internal training. It allows for employees to take what they learn and put it into practice right away.
4. Builds Stronger Teams
Training your teams internally typically means one employee is coaching another employee. Not only is this good for the employee doing the coaching (because what better way is there to learn than to teach someone else?), but learning together tends to be a bonding experience.
As employees learn together, they learn to deal with communication (and miscommunication) barriers, conflict, problem-solving opportunities, and even crisis situations. All while doing the job and gaining the experience as they learn. It encourages them to rely on one another — and builds trust.
5. Effective Method of Upskilling
No matter what industry you are in, it’s probably always changing –regulations, requirements, specifications, and essential skills. Did you know the average life span of an essential skill is only five years? Yes, you read that right. Stay on top of the ebb and flow by providing internal training to your employees as you upskill them. Doing this helps:
Ultimately, you must decide what is best for your organization. The good news is that at Waypoint Search Advisors, our hands-on approach, honed evaluation skills, and industry connections provide us with the expertise and tools to find you the people you need. We believe we’re the right people to find your right people.
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