What Are the Benefits of Employee Internal Training?
Training is an important part of any job and continuous improvement in the skills and qualifications of any employee is not only beneficial to them but also reaps tremendous benefits for the company itself. Internal training or education is the process of the employees achieving skills and expertise that they require to excel in their jobs using the company’s own resources. The employees get to familiarize themselves with the operations of the company and how things are done around the organization. Internal training brings about great advantages for both the employer and the employee which might otherwise not come with external training.
Companies that focus on the internal training of their employees are actually investing in the future of the organization. The employees that are given on the job training grow and develop their skills according to the changing needs of the organization as the industry evolves according to the new advances in technology. This growth and development make them more productive and efficient in what they do. More productivity leads to greater revenues and profits for the firm. There are many ways to achieve optimal productivity for a company; one of which is having a happy and satisfied workforce. Internal training in a company can help motivate the employees so that they work for the organization’s best interests.
SoftTeco is actively working on employees education, and here is the list of benefits associated with it.
Perhaps one of the most important reasons why internal training is beneficial is its cost-effectiveness. There are no additional travel expenses and no course payments that may have to be paid for outsourcing training programs. Out of work training sessions and courses that companies sometimes send their employees to attend are quite expensive and the company also suffers losses from the fall in productivity while the worker is away. On the job training, on the other hand, provides an opportunity for the employee to learn while also contributing to the productivity of the business.
A weekly lecture in Java department
Internal training is perhaps the most convenient because the training sessions and course meetings can be scheduled according to the proceedings of the company. They can be scheduled for when the company is not running any important operations so that valuable hours of productivity are not lost. On the other hand, if it were for an off the job training session, employees would have to leave their jobs and go outside of work to attend them which leads to losses in productivity.
- Providing motivation
Moreover, the training sessions can be taken by a qualified supervisor, managers or other high-performing employees. This helps the employee build valuable relationships with their colleagues and managers and also help them remain loyal to the firm by instigating a feeling of belonging to the company. Furthermore, internal training provides the employee with a greater sense of self-enrichment as he/she believes that they are being valued and with the company, their personal skills are being improved and that they are growing. This can lead to a greater level of motivation and thus increase the productivity of the firm as a whole.
- Fall in employee turnover
Similarly, internal training helps employees understand that they are an integral part of the company and this leads to a fall in turnover. When people feel valued and they have their esteem needs fulfilled, they will feel compelled to not leave the organization leading to a greater level of retention of employees. Being able to retain old employees says a lot about the organizational structure and business environment of a company and leads to a better brand image overall. Older employees are more loyal, and they treat the organization as their own which makes them an increasingly valuable asset for the company.
- Team spirit
Furthermore, internal training leads to team-building. Discussions, feedback sessions and any conflicts that the company and its employees might face can be dealt with promptly because of the sense of belonging that the teammates have towards each other. Internal training helps employees bond with each other and they can then rely on their colleagues and teammates for assistance in any matter that they feel is challenging for them. After all, a progressive company is made up of a team and managers that trust each other and are committed to working together to achieve long-term goals.
SoftTeco’s speaker holds the speech at IT-conference
As the business industry evolves and the business environment changes, internal training helps the company to modify the training programs according to the needs of the organization and equip their employees in the skills and expertise that they require for the benefit of the business. Furthermore, internal training sessions provide for a more personal connection between the managers and employees that can help having a two-way connection so that new ideas can be shared and discussed for the betterment of the organization. This can help further shape future training sessions, taking into consideration the thoughts and mindsets of the employees and give them the training through methods that may be the most positively received.
SoftTeco has experienced itself all the points mentioned above and constantly works on employees’ personal growth through investments in internal education programs, workshops and open lectures. For instance, the backend team holds weekly lectures on backend technologies and competent trainers are often invited to educate staff on business issues. SoftTeco also motivates its employees to do lectures and workshops for all types of audiences, from children in IT schools, to university students and industry professionals. Specialists combine their own professional experience with the knowledge acquired while working in the company to share the knowledge with students of the most progressive technical university in Belarus – BSUIR. Such practice helps employees reflect on typical tech topics and grow professionally.