While it may seem like a no-brainer, employee training is one of the most underrated aspects of talent management within the construction industry. Training should not be merely a one-time experience during the onboarding process, but a continuous, evolving element of an employees’ career.
Training is an investment, with major payoff for your company. Recruiting becomes easier when you can offer opportunities to talent which will advance their professional knowledge and skillset. Still not convinced of the importance of employee training? The following thoughts highlight why workforce training should be a priority for your construction company:
Reduce the Skills Gap
- The difference in age between Baby Boomers and Millennials has a profound effect on the skilled trades industry. Because there’s a wide gap between the two generations, they differ in experience, knowledge and training. Implementing a systemized and streamlined training process is crucial to closing the gap and building a productive and efficient team.
Improve Risk Management
- Reducing risk means being prepared, more specifically, having prepared your workforce with the appropriate training. Take advantage of training to reduce onsite injuries and better manage risks by implementing easy-to-use, comprehensive and mobile-friendly training software. Employees who can access training content at any time and are able to navigate those programs easily are more likely to retain and utilize the critical information, allowing your company’s messaging to stick with employees.
Increase Retention and Succession Rates
- Offering both on-the-job and online training to employees, your company is investing time and good faith in your workforce. Creating opportunities through training paves a clear career path for employees to follow. Laborers seeking advancement within their organization can take advantage of the career development opportunities offered to their current role, preparing them for a foreman or manager position.
Investing in training, as well as a Learning Management System, requires investment in your employees. It’s an investment that you can’t afford to pass up.
BirdDogHR is a talent management solutions provider with years of experience in helping skilled trades companies improve recruiting, hiring, training and succession strategies. BirdDogHR knows how crucial it is to hire and onboard quickly to complete projects on time to reduce budgetary constraints. To see the BirdDogHR Learning Management System (LMS) and Performance modules in action, schedule a demo. For more information, feel free to contact us.