As we mentioned before, employees want opportunities to progress and develop themselves via training courses.
Research even reveals that two out of three UK workers admit that they’ve changed job for this very reason.
The resourcing and talent planning advisor at the CIPD, Claire McCartney, said to HR magazine:
“We’ve seen from our research that training spends are down”.
“It’s really important that employers identify the development needs of their employees. This will also help employers avoid being constantly hit by high recruitment costs as staff seek development elsewhere.”
So, why is this happening?
Is your business guilty of not offering enough training courses and opportunities for your staff?
Getting this element right not only will boost retention levels at your company, but it opens up a whole host of options when it comes to upskilling individuals too.
To give you a taste of what kind of training courses you can offer, here are some of the best options in 2019.
HR is an essential element of every business and organisation.
It can include everything from handling colleague issues to setting strategic objectives through effective hiring.
And seeing as recruitment can cost a lot of money when you’re made to do it on a regular basis, you need to make sure you’re keeping a tight ship in-house.
Ultimately, HR is about adding value to the business, so the HR Fundamentals course can prove to be very valuable in the grand scheme of things.
The course contains all the basic principles of workforce planning, recruiting, retention, performance management and how to help professionals achieve their goals.
The best part of all is that it’s free – so, all you need is time (5 weeks to be precise).
Ideal for: administrative roles, HR professionals or any employee working within the finance department. By offering this type of training, you can upskill people into new areas and ensure your business is following protocol when it comes to HR too.
While it might be a bit of a mouthful to say, this course is utterly priceless for those who want to understand the ins and outs of mental health.
Unfortunately, it’s a common issue in today’s society. So, getting to grips on how to manage it yourself and guide others around you is truly priceless.
If you think any of your employees genuinely want to help others, all you need to do is allocate some time every week for them to complete it.
It costs £395 in total, but it can be paid in six monthly instalments to make it more manageable on your business’ budget.
As a starting point, you may find some essential tips in our previous blog: ‘How to Support Your Employees’ Mental Health’.
Ideal for: any professional who wants to help their colleagues – especially HR professionals.
This marketing-based training course from Staff Training Solutions is accredited by the ABC Awards, meaning employees can transfer these skills to other companies.
While that might not sound like music to your ears, it certainly makes a bold statement about how trusting you are as a company towards them.
However, the main attraction of this training course is the fact that it can marketers (and other professionals) gain a firmer grasp on marketing as a whole.
To be precise, in SEO, PPC, social media marketing and marketing strategy, plus much more.
As an employer, this gives you an incredible opportunity to use one professional across a multitude of disciplines – which can save your company money and resource.
Ideal for: any marketer or professional with a decent knowledge of marketing.
In this technological day and age, cyber security is extremely relevant. GDPR (yes, I said it) and other high-profile hacks can cost your business money and its reputation.
Is this something you’re willing to risk?
It may not seem like the most exciting training course to a lot of employees, but it will give you both peace of mind when going about your day-to-day business.
The Cyber Security Collection includes nine IT courses and qualifications, from CompTIA Network+ to Certified Ethical Hacker.
These are also certified and globally recognised qualifications too, so it looks great from a regulator’s point of view too.
Employees can benefit from 24/7 technical support and mentor support as well.
Ideal for: everyone in the company who uses a computer.
Want to learn more about training courses?
I’ve only included a few examples in this blog. There are hundreds of other courses waiting to be explored across the internet.
We highly recommend heading to Reed Courses to see all of the wonderful options on offer from various organisations.
If you want to read further tips on how to keep your staff happy and retention rates at an all-time low, you may find these blogs useful:
- ‘Why You Should Provide Training For Your Employees’
- ‘Is it Time to Review Your Benefits Program?’
- ‘How to Keep Staff Engaged and Increase Retention Rates’
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