WHY TRAINING YOUR EMPLOYEES NOW IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE
GROWTH OF YOUR BUSINESS
Imagine you are a farmer.
The time has come to plant your crop. Because you are a very smart and good farmer, you know that before planting anything in the ground, you must first prepare your soil. You have to dig it, till it, add nutrients to it and fertilize it too. You know you have to do all this first in order to support and feed your crop once you plant the seeds. And so you do.
Next, because you are a very clever farmer, you carefully choose the seeds to plant, the ones that meet your criteria, that you believe will grow big and strong, producing the best yield. You know you have to select only those seeds that you believe will perform the best. And so you do.
Now, it’s time to plant. Being such a knowledgeable farmer you know to employ the most proven and time tested farming methods. You know you must set the seeds in the ground, water them regularly and wait for them to germinate and grow. And so you do.
One day, you hear about a terrific new plant food on the market. You know of people who have used it and sing its praises. But you’re a very smart, clever, knowledgeable and good farmer so naturally, you’re skeptical. You figure that this new plant food is an extra expense and will probably take too much time to administer. Besides, your crop is doing just fine on its own. Still curious about it though, you think it might be worth giving it a try. And so you do……………………but for only one half of your crop.
Time passes. Your one half of the crop that didn’t get the plant food is doing fine, just as it always has. But wait a minute! What’s happening over there? The other half of the crop that got the plant food is flourishing, growing taller, greener and stronger than any of your crops ever have! Could it be? Could adding this little bit of extra support, this extra food, make such a huge difference? Could this minor investment have such a major return?
Now, being such an excellent farmer, you see the huge value in this incredible plant food. Your farm is going to have a larger yield than ever before! You consider that giving your crops this plant food every season would be very rewarding, beneficial and a shrewd decision. You think adding this food would be the best move you can make for you and your farm. And so you do.
Now imagine you are a business person.
The soil is your company, the seeds are your employees, the farming methods are your business processes and the terrific new plant food is…you guessed it…training.
Organizations rise and fall based on the competencies of their workforce. There is no doubt that employers who invest in training for their employees not only provide their staff with new skills, but they also provide them with the tools and confidence they need to perform their best in their position. Offering training to your staff will boost your employees’ morale which leads to better employee retention rates, higher productivity, reduced absenteeism and improved products and services, which all combined lead to a greater bottom line.
Being a smart, clever, knowledgeable and good business person you now know that providing training for your employees would be a small but very wise investment. You know that supporting them with new skills and tools would be beneficial to them and to you. You know that training your staff is an essential step towards your business’s growth. And you know it should be implemented right away. And so you do.
This analogy illustrates the value and importance of professional development for your employees. Still not convinced? Check out the numbers below…
Want to learn more about training opportunities and programs and how they can benefit you, your employees and your business’ bottom line? Visit us at mycspn.com or give us a call at 905.477.5544 and let’s get our hands dirty!