We spent most of the day yesterday doing some training at the Fulton office with some of our managers from our Alabama stores. If you have been with the company very long you have probably participated in some type of training or professional development. After leaving our training session yesterday, which happened to be on gold buying, I found myself not only more knowledgeable but also very energized. I found an article on Yahoo.com by Kori Rodley Irons that backs up my thought about the importance and byproducts of training. I have included a couple of paragraphs below. I hope you enjoy it and become “Infused with Energy” as the article states.
Here are some of the reasons why employee training is so important…
The innovation, flexibility, and dedication that are necessary to build truly dynamic companies come from well-trained and supported employees. One of the best ways to encourage and support individuals in your workforce is through professional development and training opportunities. As employees develop new skills, increase networking and represent the company out in the larger world, and develop leadership opportunities, the business work environment becomes infused with energy and creativity.
Sending employees to training opportunities, or bringing opportunities into the company, actually infuses a business with new ideas and creative ways of solving old problems. Sometimes, just getting employees out of the day-to-day grind of their everyday work schedule is enough to jump-start energy and encourage employees to recommit to their jobs and the company. But learning new skills and interacting with new and different people has a direct impact on the productivity and development of the work environment.
Have a great day…..Louis