EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IN-HOUSE TRAINING:
In-house training programmes are widely preferred by companies from different industries because of the value these types of training can bring to their organisations.
Here are 5 key benefits that in-house training or company-specific training offers you and your organisation.
Benefit #1. In-House Training Formats Offer Flexibility
Depending on the exact format you choose, the standard skills development courses offered by in-house training providers can be tweaked and further developed for your employees.
This means that they allow you to develop your staff in the areas where they need it the most and, by virtue of the fact that you set the aims and objectives of the training together with the provider, allow you to have a higher return on your training investment.
Benefit #2. In-House Training Providers Grant Discretion
An in-house programme guarantees you absolute discretion from the training provider you work with. This means that you can gain the competitive edge in your market, and develop your employees in a confidential environment allowing you to be able to air any issues on which you need guidance.
Developing your organisations skills through company-specific training means that you can gain specialist knowledge for your workforce away from the watchful eye of your competitors.
Benefit #3. Leverage on Trainers' Expertise
In-house training allows you to work with trainers who have specialist expertise in the field that you require training in. The broad choice of providers available means you can also choose to work with trainers that have extensive experience of the kind you require, whether it is in the training or coaching aspect of the delivery, or in terms of more hands-on industry experience.
Benefit #4. In-House Training is Delivered at Your Convenience
One of the main benefits is that company-specific training can be delivered anywhere you like - you choose the delivery mode and location which is the most convenient for you and your employees.
Many organisations favour on-site training as it allows their employees to learn new skills 'on-the-job' in their working environments, so they can immediately put the new skills into practice or learn while doing their everyday jobs.
Others will instead prefer to avoid the potentially distracting aspect of the daily working environment and opt for an off-site delivery that provides more stimuli for course delegates, favouring creativity and 'out-of-the-box' thinking.
Finally, the providers will come to you at a time that’s convenient - weekdays, weekends, days, evenings or a combination of these. The training days may also be delivered consecutively, or spread over a longer time period depending on your delegates' schedules and commitments.
Benefit #5. In-House Training is Cost-effective for Groups of Employees
Last but not least, in-house training is widely considered to be cost-effective for any company needing to train at least a few delegates.
The logic here is quite clear: rather than paying individual delegate fees for a public course, you pay one group fee and also save on travel and accommodation costs – generally speaking, the more people you have, the more you save!