The advantages of ongoing training at work

The advantages of ongoing training at work

Advantages for employers

Did you know that employee training is encouraged and regulated by law? In Quebec, the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition (formerly known as the Act to foster the development of manpower training) dictates that employers whose total payroll is more than $2 million must allot an amount representing at least 1% of the payroll to eligible training expenditures.

The positive results of ongoing employee training are easy to measure.

Increasing efficiency and performance

A competent workforce that applies best industry practices will often increase their capacity to perform the tasks expected of them.

Moreover, putting any new knowledge to good use should improve teamwork because everyone will feel like they are contributing to the company’s success.

Being a best employer

Given the current skilled workforce shortage, employers must work harder to keep their employees.

They also have to do their best to attract new ones.

Training is a good tool to keep and attract employees. This is especially effective for recruiting recent graduates and managers who are interested in joining companies known for developing their employees’ skills.

Enhancing the company’s image

If a company’s attitude toward skills development is considered positive by employees, business partners and customers, they will be more likely to do business with it or work there.

It gives credence and consistency to a company’s values.

Fostering innovation and healthy competition

Employees are often referred to as the heart and soul of the company… But they’re also an ace up its sleeve when it comes time to stand out from the competition.

 

Thanks to ongoing training, it’s easy to integrate innovation into the corporate culture and remain one of the leaders of the pack.

Advantages for employees

Attending training sessions offered by your employer has a positive impact on the perception you have of your employer, your workplace, your tasks, your value as an employee, etc.

Increasing your motivation

When an employer draws on your training and knowledge (whenever possible), they’re implying that you’re an important asset and are intent on fostering your professional development.

Imbued by this sense of appreciation, you’ll be even more motivated to do your job. This feeling will have a domino effect on your performance and ability to accomplish the tasks expected of you.

Being a qualified employee

Life moves fast and so does the job market!

By keeping up with the latest developments in the industry, you’ll be deemed qualified and coveted by the job market.

Being able to adapt to new contexts is very appreciated by employers.

Don’t let technology and new methods pass you buy… Always stay at the forefront.

Taking on new challenges

As you develop new skills, your employer may give you new challenges and projects.

That’s how you get better and advance your career.

Liking your employer

Thanks to ongoing training, your sense of belonging will get a boost.

You’ll see your workplace as positive, stimulating and rewarding.

Working becomes motivating and your feelings of accomplishment and allegiance will be the envy of all.

How to learn

Ongoing training is everyone’s business, employers and employees!

There are many different ways to learn, including:

  • Webinars
  • Lunch seminar
  • Internships
  • Professional conferences
  • In-house training
  • Mentoring and job-shadowing with a professional development coach or colleague
  • Etc.