BSA Training Newsletter – June

 

Thanks to my extensive experience and a Trainer and Mentor, I am a huge advocate of training and development and the fantastic benefits that these can bring to the individual employee and to the wider business or organisation.

I’m sure you are thinking, well of course you are Bobby, this is what you do.

 

Over the years I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with a wide range of individuals and organisations and it is through this work that I have witnessed the significant impact and benefits that training can have.
I understand that there are some barriers in undertaking training, such as time away from the job, identifying training needs and suitable providers, costs (I will come back to this one).I was once asked by an employer, ‘What happens if I train them and they leave the organisation’. My response was, ‘What happens if you don’t train them up and they stay?’

 – Your organisation will have improved staff morale.  Training is a commitment towards developing the skills of your staff and cements their importance to your organisation, which improves staff morale and loyalty. It will also help to attract new talent.

– Your organisation will gain an increase in productivity.  Well-trained employees usually shows greater productivity and higher quality of work-output than untrained employees.

– Your managers will have more time to work ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ the business.  If your employees are given proper training, your managers can delegate more and spend less time in detailed and constant supervision

– Your organisation will have happier customers.  People buy from people and in particular from people they like and who are most like them. Training gives staff the skills to handle your existing and potential customers professionally and increase customer satisfaction and retention.

 – You can develop new skills and confidence so that you can contribute more effectively to the business
 – You can develop new skills which will allow you undertake more tasks and responsibilities, and other positions within the organisation – positions with better prospects and/or better pay
 – You are more adept with dealing with change and doing things differently.  If you always do what you’ve always done….you’ll always get what you’ve always got
 – You’re upskilled to do new and different tasks, which keeps you motivated and fresh
 – You receive recognition from your employers.  Your employers have invested time and money in your development which shows they don’t want to lose you.

As highlighted, one of the barriers is cost.  

In some areas of the UK there are funding initiatives which can support the cost of the training.  Please contact me and I will do my best to advise. Some examples of current funding opportunities.  BSA Training are Approved Training Providers for:

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a service that provides skills support to small and medium sized businesses. A budget to put towards training could be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000. To find out more

http://bsa-training.co.uk/employability-projects/lep-skills-service

The recently launched Sheffield City Region Skills Bank can help local Businesses funding for high quality skills training to help enable your businesses to grow. Find out more about the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank funding by visiting:

http://bsa-training.co.uk/employability-projects/skillsbank

If you are thinking about undertaking training and development, either for yourself or your business, find out more by contacting Bobby Singh at BSA Training at:

EMAIL –bobby@bsa-training.co.uk TELEPHONE – 07989 111 711 WEBSITE – www.bsa-training.co.uk

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