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Corporate training can help startups grow big time

“Train People well enough so they can leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” 

Samira Gupta | New Delhi |

Everything starts with a dream and a vision. Dreams that barely let you sleep are achieved with sheer hard work and patience. Building a startup is one such dream that comes true for many enthusiastic youngsters as well as for experienced professionals. Entrepreneurs aspire to establish their start-up into an empire, and they have all the reasons to dream that big. After all, putting the foundation stone of a business is an achievement after a rigorous struggle of overcoming obstacles.

But it does not stop here! Growing a business to meet its objective is more difficult than beginning it. Thankfully, there is a solution to every problem and with persistent and conscious efforts coupled with an appetite to thrive one can achieve success.

Training and skill development are the first go-to’s.  The hope for every start-up is to induce confidence and professional etiquette into its associates. Investing in the development of employees should be a start-up’s prime motive. Training and interactive sessions not only groom working associates, it also creates an engaging, positive working environment. Corporate training teaches the staff to work closely with the guidelines and deadlines of the tasks while adhering to quality metrics to meet up the business and client’s expectations. Therefore, investing in staff training and development is as important as generating monetary leads.

Process Development and Internal Mobility

Startups usually face quite hectic and demanding schedules which ends up in poor quality task deliveries. Proper training on time management, stress management and teamwork can help the teams become more organized, collaborative and productive by not only completing the immediate tasks on hand in time but also delivering them in the most proactive & effective manner.

It is critical to invest in staff training to ensure that every employee possesses the required skills and sets a valuable benchmark in terms of productivity and behavioral structure that helps in the long term. With skilled and dedicated staff, a business can promote its in-house talent to new designations and opportunities. When given a chance to explore growing job roles, employees feel super motivated, engaged and more committed.

Optimizing Productivity

Education and learning never go wasted. Devoting to staff’s education may yield concrete benefits like increased profits for better future expansion. A skillful employee proves to be an asset to the business by mastering the art of delivering quality and efficiency altogether. Apart from optimized productivity, training also inspires employees to maintain regularity and consistency in personal development. Trainings on self-awareness, regulation and management are instrumental in personal development of employees. Including the interpersonal communication skills in the trainings can improve  teamwork within team members thus resulting in better and healthier work environment, thus producing better output.

Retain Employees and Attract Great Talent

Staff turnover can give a drastic setback to a startup, especially when everything from budget, time and stability is at stake. It may stall development and profit-making if a better replacement is not found timely. Therefore, building a happy and healthy environment for existing employees is very crucial. Corporate training boosts confidence in staff members and makes them  better future aspirants. This results in employees feeling more engaged with the organization and the organizational goals.

Such a working environment attracts new talent through employee referrals and feedback given on a healthy, welcoming and growth-oriented workplace. This can play a big hand in the new hiring process. As a mutually benefitted intervention, a startup evolves the business at an accelerated pace.

Promote a better working environment

At interactive sessions, bring all staff members together and engage them in combined learning and discussion. It develops a harmonious working environment by curbing down the discriminatory behavior. Group discussions, on-site and off-site training sessions, recognition certification, and entertainment activities allow employees to communicate with each other and share their thoughts and ideas to learn more from each other.
What does an employee need! A healthy, growth-oriented and open work environment to excel and deliver the expected results.  A startup can give them the right platform and benefit from it, making it a win-win scenario.

Employee loyalty

‘Experts say that cultivating transparency and employee satisfaction can enhance productivity nearly by 12% and fosters a sense of loyalty.’

Educational and training sessions at first develop the employee’s inner and outer personality. When an employer proactively engages staff in such activities, it disseminates the message that they are a vital part of the business currently as well as from a future perspective. Frequent meetings and one-on-one communication with associates make them feel special while generating loyal behavior.

This quote by Richard Branson is the mantra for any start-up to grow and flourish.

“Train People well enough so they can leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

( Samira Gupta Image Consultant & Executive Coach )