Allowing your employees the opportunity to train and develop their skills has advantages for both them and your practice. It can enhance their knowledge, which they can then apply to their work at your business. This should then boost productivity and patient satisfaction levels.
What else can learning and development offer your employees?
Improved job satisfaction
If you invest in training for your workers, they are more likely to report higher levels of job satisfaction. This is especially true if the employees are satisfied with the training programme. A study by Steven W Schmidt, of East Carolina University, found that “a significant relationship was found between job training satisfaction and overall job satisfaction”.
Training allows you to demonstrate that you value your workers and their development, while it will also reassure them that they will have the necessary skills to apply for promotions should they come up.
Most workers will lack certain skills or require a certain degree of improvement in this regard. A training programme will let these employees boost their skill levels and target any weaknesses they may have.
Before initiating a development schedule, it is advisable to sit down with your employees individually and discuss any thoughts they have about what they might like to pursue. Share your thoughts with them and set out where you think their talents lie and what might need improvement.
Keep up with the industry
By undergoing training, your employees will be keeping up to date with what’s happening in the wider dental care industry. This is important for both improved performance within the business and keeping ahead of competitors that might not have invested time or money in training their employees.
Contact Designer Dental Training today to find out more about how to train your practice staff.