Just how important it is though is often underestimated from time to time. In our opinion, training must be an integral part of human resource development programs as it makes the employees more efficient and productive.
Employees who are trained in methods and techniques of production gain the advantages of standardization. At the same time, training brings about an increase in the quantity and quality of goods produced which results in high productivity.
New work tasks expect flexibility: Training provides opportunities for the employees to learn the skills to work in several departments in an organization. In fact, training also results in a low rate of staff turnover, which in turn results in a high consistency in organizations. Training decreases dissatisfaction at work due to variety and therefore ensures reduced complaints, reduced level of illness and increased interest in work. This in turn increases morale and loyalty to the organization.
A trained employee knows what must be done and understands how and why it must be done. Increased self-responsibility results in less effort for management and supervisors. In fact, well-trained employees make better and economical use of available resources. This reduces cost of production and brings about higher profits. Employees become eligible for promotion and handling more responsibility.
Trained employees know how to avoid errors and incidents while handling machinery and equipment at the workplace. Proper training and development programs ensure safety in handling the organization’s resources which results in the reduction in accident rates.
With training a long-term benefit is created: Trained employees consume less time to learn new methods, techniques and ways of doing the work. Skilled and trained employees reach the acceptable level of performance and even better in a very short time frame.