When was the last time you taught your staff something new?

In today’s ever-changing world, keeping up with new developments in the workplace is crucial. Mandy Purdie, Managing Director of Recruitment South East, explains how investing in employee training can help keep your workforce satisfied and engaged.

The world of work is changing rapidly, with new roles emerging and old ones disappearing. As an employer, it's important to adapt to these changes and help your employees grow with you. Some may fear that investing in their team's skills will only lead to them leaving for better opportunities elsewhere. However, failing to upskill your staff may cause you to lose them to competitors anyway.

Mandy Purdie MD, Recruitment South East

To keep your employees happy and engaged, there are three things to consider. Firstly, they need strong relationships with their colleagues and a sense of purpose within the company.

Secondly, they need to feel that they are making a meaningful contribution to society or their team.
Finally, employees need opportunities for progression and lifelong learning.

So, the question remains: when was the last time you taught your staff something new? By providing regular training and opportunities for personal growth, you can keep your team engaged, motivated and committed to your company’s values and goals.

This doesn’t have to involve a huge expense, as a well-planned team meeting can be effective in promoting self-progression and company development. In turn, this can help you achieve a high return on investment.

Rather than having a stagnant, unfulfilled team, imagine having an engaged and creative workforce that is leading your company to greatness and think of the money you’d save by less attrition and being able to attract quality candidates because you are known as a employer that looks after their employees and helps them keep moving forward.

If you’re interested in learning more about how training and self-progression can benefit your business, contact Mandy on mandy@recruitmentsoutheast.co.uk