It’s no secret that businesses with a culture of training are seen as quality organisations. The right training is a key element in the business strategy and it’s the lifeblood of most successful businesses. A true training culture continuously challenges its own methods and ways of doing things. This ensures continuous improvement and the capacity to change.


More efficiency

Of course skilled workers are always more efficient, and efficiency has a direct impact on your company’s performance. There is a clear correlation between providing your employees with the training they need to become more productive and an increase in the company’s overall profitability.

With continuous and up to date training, employees are able to complete their tasks in the most safe and efficient manner possible while providing consistency and quality. So, by providing training, you can expect to see improvements in business performance, enhanced operational efficiency and employee productivity, all of which contribute to better bottom line performance.

Higher retention

At the same time, making training available to your employees provides them with the tools to increase their skills and makes them feel more valued by the organisation which helps to increase staff morale and improve levels of retention. As your employees acquire new skills and gain higher level qualifications, they increase their contribution to the business, and achieve greater productivity in the workplace. Training allows them to move to other positions within your organisation which provides better prospects or better remuneration. Upskilling staff to do new and different tasks keeps them motivated and challenged, which helps to minimise employee churn.

With a training culture, you can safeguard your business from key staff turnover by ensuring you have capable people at every level of the organisation, with someone always ready to step in and lead a team should a replacement be necessary. In addition, when adding or replacing managers, you don’t have to go outside the company to look for candidates. With the right training, you’ll have a pool of qualified successors.

Last, but by no means least, by offering continuous training in your business, you can be assured of being able to attract the best and brightest talent.

Of course in many industries you may be legally obliged to provide staff with specific training, yet all businesses need to ensure that employees are trained to do their jobs safely.

Future needs

To implement the right training for your business, you need to target the skills training to meet the needs of your operation now and in the future. Success comes from knowing how to use your people and resources to your best advantage.

As a priority you need to consider your business plan and assess your business goals and the skills you need to meet them. It’s critical that you can list the qualifications that your employees require and compare them to the qualifications they currently have so that you can plan training and development programs to fill those gaps.

It’s also important to know which qualifications or accreditations are due to expire so that training and development or renewals can be scheduled for them in order to manage the risks associated with non-compliance.

As part of the continuous training culture, as new employees are hired, it’s important to record their current qualifications, skills and training and identify their ongoing training and development needs.

New training and qualifications management module

To help you better manage the training needs of your employees, enableHR has launched a new training and qualifications management module. This module appears as a new tab for all person-type records and contains a table of qualifications, grouped by role, with buttons for managing them.

With the new module, you are able to:

· track the qualifications, training and skills of candidates, employees, contractors and volunteers, and analyse current workforce skills and qualifications. · record and report on all qualifications held by employees along with their associated expiry date. · identify when an employee has gained or completed a qualification or accreditation. · update an expired qualification with a renewal without losing the history tracked for that initial qualification.

The new module also features an alert tool to schedule training requirement reminders and facilitate additional training prior to any qualifications expiry dates.

Reporting on Training

Reporting from the new module is comprehensive and allows managers to list employees with specific qualifications, and compare roles to identify qualifications needed, gained or required, as well as list roles with qualification details and which roles share specific qualifications to help streamline training needs.

With enableHR’s new training and qualifications management module, businesses can better manage their employees training requirements and improve HR compliance and HR risk management.