Top 5 Advantages of Company Group Training
Any successful organization recognizes that its employees are critical and invaluable assets to their business. In an article published on the Harvard Business Review, it’s suggested that an employee’s skills are worth far more than a company’s tangible assets. Training is one of the most important ways to continually develop an employee’s knowledge and skills. Upskilling employees, both new and experienced, with training is a strategic method for continuing growth and productivity.
As companies explore their training options, they might question which is right for their organization. Organizations want cost-effective solutions, without sacrificing the quality or effectiveness of the training. Should employees attend public training? Or should their team schedule company group training? This article will explore the challenges of public training and provide the advantages of company group training.
Challenges with Public Training
In certain situations, registering an individual employee for public training may be an ideal solution. For example, a single employee has been designated as the new Quality Manager. However, there are a few challenges that may be experienced by sending an individual, or a small team, to public training:
Public training courses are typically scheduled in advance. If an employee is not able to attend the available dates, they miss out on the opportunity to attend valuable training. If travel is required for the public course, travel itineraries can interfere with the course times. In extreme cases, they may even need to leave early just to catch a flight. This may result in them not completing the training course. Our public courses are also offered online and are led by a live instructor. However, even these courses are scheduled on set dates and times in advance.
Sending an individual or multiple employees to public training may involve additional travel costs. Beyond the public training course fee, the added costs for flights, meals, hotel accommodations and rental cars can quickly add up. In a 2019 training industry report, additional training expenditures, including travel, cost organizations an estimated $23.8 billion. Travel accommodations can greatly raise the cost of training per person. If your organization is considering sending more than one person to public training, this may end up costing more then by simply opting for company group training. Beyond costs, the pandemic and acts of nature can also put a strain on travel.
Participants in public training courses are typically from various job roles and industries. This means that the course is designed in a more general manner and the trainer will need to present the material in a way that will connect with everyone. On one hand, having the ability to network and learn from other professionals from various industries can be an advantage. On the other hand, the course is less specific and less tailored to the company’s needs.
What are the Advantages of Company Group Training?
Many businesses are looking for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs without compromising quality. An ideal strategy to achieve this with your employee training program is through company group training. Company group training is private, customized training held either onsite or remotely for a single organization. The top 5 advantages of company group training include:
1. Reduced Costs
Organizations that choose to schedule company group training can significantly decrease associated travel costs. For organizations that prefer to hold training onsite, if travel is required they would only need to cover the costs of the trainer and rather than multiple employees. If your organization prefers remote group training, the costs of flights, hotels and other accommodations can be cut even more drastically. Training material is typically provided in a digital format, which reduces the costs associated with shipping material.
2. Increased Employee Engagement
When employees attend private group training together, they can turn to each other for support after the course. Employees may even be able to engage with their colleagues from other facilities. If conducted remotely, employees located internationally have the opportunity to meet and work on team exercises with coworkers they may have never even met.
3. Address Specific Issues or Needs
The content in public courses is presented in a more general format, while company group training is designed to address the specific needs of an organization. While both methods allow attendees to ask questions related to their organizations, public course attendees might be reluctant to share internal company issues. Because company group training is held in a private setting, organizations can discuss their challenges with the trainer in a secure setting.
4. Flexibility in Scheduling
The most common positive feedback we receive from our clients in regards to company group training is the flexibility of scheduling. Rather than having to select from set dates, training dates can be accommodated to meet an organization’s schedule.
5. Customized Instruction
Company group training is customized to incorporate an organization’s real challenges, rather than generic examples. The trainer can provide instruction, scenarios and approaches that are relevant to the specific organization.
Optimize Employee Training with The ISO 9001 Group
As your organization considers which training method best fits your needs, it is important to remember that not all training providers operate in the same way. Key differentiators of The ISO 9001 Group’s company group training include:
• IACET Accredited Providers. The ISO 9001 Group is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As a result of this accreditation, we are accredited to issue the IACET CEU. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be applied towards professional certifications, licenses and even college degrees. Click here to learn more.
• ISO 9001 Certified Company. Our ISO 9001 certification provides confidence to our clients that we are continually committed to consistently provide services that meet their requirements, with a goal to enhance client satisfaction.
• Experienced and Professional Instructors. Our courses are taught by experienced and certified professionals with an average of 20+ years of real industry experience.
• Specifically Designed for Adult Learners. Our training is designed specifically for the adult learner, which helps attendees engage and retain the material more effectively.
•Secure Remote Training that is Monitored. Login information is provided only to your team members. The course is set up and monitored by a team member in our office, to ensure a smooth and more pleasant experience for attendees.
Overall, the right training method ultimately comes down to your organization’s specific needs. As you explore different training options, company group training is a cost-effective solution to consider. If you are interested in learning more about our private company group training courses, click here to contact us.
Victoria Ontiveros | Marketing Coordinator
Victoria focuses on creating quality educational content that provides value to current and potential clients. By collaborating with members of leadership and sales, she is able to develop informative articles that answer common questions and connect with current trends.
Victoria earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in communications from Texas A&M University.