Your employees are the foundation of your business – and arguably your greatest asset.

While the value of training them includes a happier workplace and increased productivity, studies show that companies that have dedicated training and development programmes also experience increased profits and higher levels of staff retention.

Head of Production at Learning Nexus, Kim Eade, says: “Training is important to me as a manager as I believe we should always push ourselves to improve. It allows us to learn new skills from experts, that can in turn make us more productive, competent and happy in the work that we do.”

Here at Learning Nexus, we offer a plethora of courses to suit any training needs. From time management to performance, working with others and health and safety, our library of titles offers to train your staff in whatever area you choose. Contact us at or on 01453 756000 for more information.

For now, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of investing in staff training:  

Happier employees

Taking the time to train and develop your staff sends a poignant message – that you value them. When people feel valued at work, they’re more likely to stay in their roles for the long term. Meanwhile, from a management perspective, well trained leaders have the ability to understand and help staff because they’ve been properly trained to do so, and with approachable, understanding managers, staff are generally happier.

Increased productivity

When you offer employees the skills and knowledge that they need to do their jobs well, productivity increases. As well as helping to prevent small mistakes and offering guidance on how to work more efficiently, training can also breathe new life into old tasks, again working to enhance productivity.

Future leadership

As a business, you should always be looking out for your next leaders. Whether they’re in the marketing, production or design department, offering to train promising leaders not only helps them feel more valued, making them more likely to want to stay and take up those leadership positions, but it also prepares them through appropriate skills and knowledge acquisition.  

Enhanced quality

There’s no doubt about it, training staff across the board helps you to implement quality standards. When staff know exactly what is expected of them and how to achieve it through the help of technical or product training, they’re equipped with all the necessary skills to skyrocket their output.  

Retaining top talent

One of the best staff retention strategies is training. Offering to upskill employees so that they’re continually progressing encourages top talent to stay put because they feel invested in, valued and challenged. Once these employees are trained, they can carry out their roles to the best of their ability and this increases employee satisfaction.