These past few years, the world has changed a lot. People now expect immediacy, interactivity, and the ability to learn from the comfort of their own home.
That’s why on June 28th we are launching a brand new service. Portland Online Training will allow you to get the training and certifications you or your staff need, even faster, simpler, and more flexible than before.
That means in addition to our existing courses, you’ll now be able to browse over 100 video-based interactive courses. We have a series of courses on Health & Safety, Social Care and Business Skills. Regardless of your industry, you’re likely to find a course that’s relevant for you or your employees.
Without further ado, here are 5 reasons to give Portland Online Training to your staff.
Staff are happier and more productive when they feel their business is investing in them. That’s why actively training your staff beyond their induction period isn’t just good for you, it’s good for them too. Training your staff gives them confidence that they can progress within your company. It also gives them confidence that even if they can’t move upwards in your company, they can move upwards and diagonally to another. Of course, nobody wants their staff to leave. But paradoxically, if employees feel that you want them to thrive inside or outside of your company they are more likely to stay.
More efficient staff
Training your staff, especially with our Business Skills courses, makes them better at their jobs. This benefits your bottom line directly. Think about it. If you’re going to keep an employee for even 3-4 years, what is £35 cost training to make your team more efficient? Training in things like Time Management, Project Management and Sales Skills are likely to pay for themselves.
Obviously, customer facing employees should be well-trained lest they tarnish your brand image. But the same is true for back-office roles too. First of all, because they still affect the product that your business outputs. Second, it is a boost to be able to say that, for example, all of your staff are trained in Equality, Diversity and Discrimination or Stress Management. These things are concrete examples of your company’s values.
Avoid legal trouble
In many industries, from catering to construction work, health and safety are of key importance. We offer a whole series of video courses on health and safety topics. We also offer courses in Privacy, Anti-Harassment and bullying, GDPR compliance, and similar topics. These courses are much cheaper and easier than addressing a lawsuit!