SimonX | 20th August 2018 - 4 min read
You can almost hear the inward collective grown from staff when it’s announced that they are to undergo training to get up to speed with the latest technology of software being implemented. Training may not be everyone’s favourite thing to do but it’s vital to enhance skills and get everyone on the same page. If you’re about to make an investment in your business training should be a top priority.
The good news is that, for the most part, investment in training is taken very seriously both here in the UK and across the pond in America. According to survey by Training magazine, US companies spent a whopping $91 billion on staff training in 2017, which is around $1,000 for every staff member.
While some staff may complain that training takes time out of their working lives the UK L&D Report 2018 has shown that there are benefits. It revealed that 94% of the best performers surveyed said that learning and development is critical to success because it means they enjoy the lowest turnover in staff. What’s more, companies that spend over the national average of £300+ per employee each year have staff that stay with the business for more than six months and boast highly satisfied staff.
Training can be dull as dishwater, depending of course on who conducts it. If you haven’t had the best feedback when it comes to training, the L&D report also suggested several ways in which to engage with employees and to make learning fun. These include:
At SchemeServe, we encourage all existing and new SchemeServe users to make use of our InsTech training services. We provide on-site training at your offices on request as we believe that regular training in person gives us the best possible chance to analyse your insurance business and expand on your success.
We can train groups or individuals at your offices or even at our SchemeServe offices. And don’t worry, we can make the sessions fun too!
Simon spent over 10 years programming from behind a keyboard, before transitioning across to management. A keen adrenaline junkie, whether that involves going up the mountain or over the edge of the cliff. He learned his management skills not just in the I.T world but also running youth camps and conferences, helping teenagers find a footing in life. He also really likes pie.