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5 reasons that professional development training could benefit your whole team

Professional development training applies to all departments of business, from the newest trainee to the directors and C-level management team. However it is often one of the things that is not prioritised due to budgets, or simply lack of time and resources. Training is at the heart of every business, and not just at one given time, but on an ongoing basis.

Professional development training for all

New staff will need training to get used to your processes internally, whilst longer-standing members of staff could also benefit from refresher training throughout their time working for your company. If it’s something you are looking to refresh or consider within your company, here are 5 reasons that professional development training could benefit your whole team:

#1 Training increases up-to-date knowledge

Professional development training, whether this is generic to all departments or within specialist areas, benefits your overall team by boosting their knowledge of that subject area. At the same time, refresher training ensures that this knowledge is always up-to-date and doesn’t become outdated, whilst making sure that all employees have the same training for a consistent in-house feel.

#2 Boosted job satisfaction encourages teamwork

Through professional development training for your staff, their productivity and personal ability should increase. This in turn leads to greater confidence and job satisfaction, as well as higher employee retention rates. All of these things contribute to better teamwork and forming a strong team that is able to communicate and work together effectively to provide the best services to your customers.

#3 Training helps to accurately reflect your company

Another reason that professional development training could benefit your whole team is that through the training, skills are learned, but also things are learned that are part of your company ethos. This could be attitude, approach to issues, customer services, or even specific processes – and if all of your team can grasp these things, they will accurately reflect your company to your customers through the services that they provide.

#4 It can attract strong candidates for the future

Offering professional development training as standard within your organisation is appealing to new recruits looking to fill the vacancies that you have both now an in the future. Training offers a clear way for employees to improve their own knowledge and skills, whilst bringing more to your company over time. This means that you are likely to attract strong candidates who are looking to progress, which benefits your team as a whole, if everyone is striving for the best.

#5 Progression within promotions is easier

If you’re looking at specific employees as potential candidates for promotion or to move to other areas within the business which better fit their skills, professional development training can be a good step towards making internal changes. This is because employees will receive training that is relevant to them and that will make the transition to a new position or promotion much smoother.

If you want to find out more about how you can offer your employees professional development training to benefit your whole team, get in touch with PTP today on 01509 889 632.

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What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.