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Employee Training & Development

Training and development is one of the most powerful, beneficial and yet often overlooked tools by small to mid-sized companies today, particularly in the Permian Basin. Assuming that candidates join a company with all the necessary skills baked-in, is usually incorrect.

With the current available labor force chronically low and jobs increasing long term in the Permian Basin, it is no longer effective to simply post jobs and wait for applicants with the requisite skills to come knocking (there simply aren’t enough people).

The future of recruiting, lies in training and skill-set development. Growing and developing your existing talent will be the key to future success. Plus the benefits of providing employee training just make sense.

1. Increased Productivity

  • Skill Enhancement: Employees gain new skills and improve existing ones, leading to better job performance.
  • Efficiency: Training can streamline processes and reduce the time needed to complete tasks.

2. Improved Employee Morale and Job Satisfaction

  • Engagement: Training shows employees that the company values their growth, which can increase their engagement and commitment.
  • Job Satisfaction: Employees who feel competent and confident in their roles are generally more satisfied with their jobs.

3. Reduced Turnover

  • Retention: Providing growth opportunities makes employees more likely to stay with the company, reducing turnover rates.
  • Loyalty: Investment in employee development fosters loyalty and a sense of belonging.

4. Better Adaptability to Change

  • Resilience: Trained employees are better equipped to handle changes in technology, processes, and market conditions.
  • Innovation: Ongoing training encourages a culture of learning and innovation, helping the company stay competitive.

5. Enhanced Company Reputation

  • Attractiveness: Companies known for investing in their employees attract top talent.
  • Brand Image: A commitment to employee development enhances the company’s brand and public image.

6. Compliance and Risk Management

  • Regulations: Training ensures employees are aware of and comply with industry regulations and standards.
  • Safety: Proper training can reduce workplace accidents and improve overall safety.

7. Improved Customer Satisfaction

  • Service Quality: Well-trained employees provide better customer service, leading to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Problem-Solving: Employees who are knowledgeable and skilled can resolve customer issues more effectively.

8. Cost Savings

  • Efficiency Gains: Better-trained employees work more efficiently, reducing operational costs.
  • Error Reduction: Training reduces mistakes, which can lower costs associated with errors and rework.

9. Knowledge Transfer

  • Mentorship: Training programs can encourage experienced employees to mentor newer ones, facilitating the transfer of knowledge and best practices.
  • Collaboration: Training fosters a collaborative environment where employees share insights and solutions.

10. Growth and Development

  • Leadership Pipeline: Training prepares employees for future leadership roles, ensuring the company has a pipeline of qualified leaders.
  • Career Advancement: Employees are more likely to advance within the company, promoting internal mobility and growth.

At The Energy People Group, we assist our clients in understanding where they can best fill their skill gaps within their existing teams and can develop and provide the necessary training to address the gaps. Optimizing your employees and the skill-sets you have on hand creates a great hedge against talent scarcity.