Building a skilled and capable workforce through skills training

Posted on: July 3, 2018, in Blog
Building a skilled and capable workforce

 

Skills training is essential to the achievements of a business. Its most positive benefit is, of course, a skilled workforce. A company develops the potential and capabilities of an employee and encourages improvement through training itself.

Here are a few reasons to make you understand, as to why training is important for your workforce:

1) Untrained workers have a low production value: The quality of their work is lower and of less value. The quality in performance is lower than it can be or should be.

2) Diversification of skills: Training and upskilling can give your employees an increased and more diverse skills set, meaning they can take on additional responsibilities while supporting their own career progression.

3) Untrained workers are inefficient: More time (and therefore money) and effort is spent when employees aren’t properly trained to perform their tasks or to fulfill their responsibilities. It takes them longer to complete their tasks and work assigned than it should.

4) Improves morale of employees: Employees who feel inadequate, underachieving, or unsupported are unhappy. They aren’t satisfied with their work, and hence, underperform. Training helps the employee to get job security and job satisfaction. The more satisfied the employee is and the greater is his/her morale, the more he will contribute to organizational success and development.

5) Fewer mistakes: There is a loss of money and time if the employees incur a lot of mistakes. Errors are likely to occur if they lack knowledge and skills required for doing a particular job. The more trained an employee is, less are the chances of committing errors in job and the more adroit the employee becomes.

6) Reduction of turnover and absenteeism: Training creates a feeling of confidence in the minds of the workers. It gives them a security at the workplace. As a result, labour turnover and absenteeism rates are reduced.

7) Effective management: Training can be used as an effective tool for planning and control. It develops skills among workers which prepares them for handling their jobs well. It helps in reducing the costs of supervision, wastage of resources, and industrial accidents. It also helps increase productivity and quality which are the most looked up to goals of any organization seeking success and development.

A willingness to invest in the skills of your employees shows that you are committed to them and are willing to help them do everything possible to get better at their job. It shows your team members that you value their performance and are invested in the work that they do for you. The benefits of upskilling far outweigh the upfront costs. Having a trained workforce means your workers are learning new skills that can improve production, cut time spent in the creation of your product (or service), reduce production costs, reduce mistakes, build confidence in your workforce, and create a healthy and better working environment. An investment in your employees’ skill sets is an investment in your own organization.

For more information on the different training that NOSA Logistics offers, get in touch today via info@nosalogistics.co.za or browse through our course selection.

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