For many businesses staff training initiatives and employee development are seen as an expense and an inconvenience rather than an integral part of the company. However, investing in training and your employees can have many advantages which is why setting aside a training budget for your staff may be one of the best things you could do for your company.
The right staff training programme can increase employee engagement and productivity all whilst reducing the need for supervision. When it comes to health and safety, this means that your workforce will be safer, and the chances of accidents and industry will be minimal. Accredited learning programmes such as NEBOSH online courses or an IOSH qualification are the best way to ensure your that workplace is safe and that your employees can identify hazards themselves. However, finding the right training programme can be difficult.
Training budgets require careful management as unforeseen circumstances such as staff leaving can lead to changing costs. Many large organisations invest anywhere between two to five percent of salary budgets back into training. Whilst this may not be realistic for your business, it is important that you are constantly working to improve the potential of your workforce and especially investing in the right health and safety provisions.
Online courses are a brilliant way to effectively train your staff with only a small budget. E-learning means that you will not have to pay for a venue, instructor, materials or travel costs. Your staff can learn at their own pace in a way that fits around their working day, minimising disruption to your business. Your employees could even, should they wish to, learn in their own time and really enhance their career options.
To find out more about our range of online health and safety courses, including the prestigious NEBOSH General Certificate or IOSH Managing Safely, please call our team on 01482 211989 and we can help you to find the right course for your staff.