All States Training is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for staff, visitors, contractors and other individuals. This committment recognizes that every person has the right to a safe and healthy working environment.
All States Training considers prevention for injury or ill-heath to all individuals foremost in conducting its activities. Therefore, All States Training is committed to ensuring that all legislative requirements are met and to maintaining a position of excellence through a systematic and preventative approach in handling workplace health, safety and welfare issues affecting its activites.
Our Program is based on five key elements:
- Management Responsibility
- Risk Management
- Records Management
We offer full support, from system development (policies, procedures, checklists and forms), implementation assistance (risk assessments, training, workshops, mentoring, telephone and onsite advice) through to certification audits (inclusive of report and continuous improvement corrective action plans).
Beneifts of Training
Training your workers can be a tremendous drain on your time and resources. But before you dismiss the idea of helping your employees learn new skills, consider the ways that skill-based training can positively affect your employees and your company.
Training increases employee productivity. In addition to learning how to complete new tasks and take on more responsibility, employees can learn advanced techniques to help them complete everyday tasks more efficiently. For example, sending your bookkeeper to an advanced Excel class may help him or her learn shortcuts to simplify the accounting processes.
Training that meets both an organisation and employee’s needs increases they quality and flexibility of a business by fostering:
- Increased productivity through improved accuracy and efficiency.
- Higher work safety practices.
- Improved work quality and customer satisfaction.
The flow-on effect – The benefits of training in one area can flow through to all levels of an organisation. Over time, training will boost the bottom line and reduce costs by:
- Decreasing wasted time and materials.
- Decreasing maintenance costs for machinery and equipment.
- Decreasing workplace accidents through safety training, leading to lower lost time and lower insurance premiums.
- Reduced recruitment costs through the internal promotion of skilled staff.
- Reduced absenteeism through improved employee morale.
Training aids in the recruiting process. If you’re committed to training, you’ll be more willing to hire a desirable candidate who lacks a specific skill. Training also makes your company more attractive in the eyes of potential employees because it shows them that they have room to grow and accept new challenges. In addition, training existing employees could reduce the need to hire new staff.
Training rewards long-time employees. You’ll be more willing to promote existing employees who have learned new skills and are ready to take on new challenges.
Training reduces the need for employee supervision. Not only does skill-based training teach employees how to do their jobs better, but it also helps them work more independently and develop a can-do attitude.
Businesses must continually improve their work practices and infrastructure to stay competitive in an increasingly global market. Training staff to manage the implementation to new technology, work practices and business strategies can also act as a benchmark for future recruitment and quality assurance practices.
As well as impacting on business profit margins, training can improve:
- Efficient work practices.
- Staff moral and satisfaction.
- ‘Soft skills” such as inter-staff communication and leadership.
- Time management.
- Customer satisfaction.
This is training that an employee will receive when they first join an organisation or begin a new role. This type of training is designed to provide the employee with the essential skills needed to perform their job. Induction training can also include an introduction to the company ethos, values and culture so that the employee is aware of the behaviours expected of them.
On The Job Training
As the name suggests, on the job training, is training provided during the regular performance of duties. This can take a variety of forms including:
- The employee being guided through a task or process by a colleague or supervisor, so that the employee knows how to perform the task and to what standard.
- Shadowing, spending time with an expert so that the employee can observe how the expert performs their daily duties.
- Observations, the employee is observed whilst they perform their duties. At the end of the observation, the observer will provide the employee with feedback on their performance.
- Coaching, the employee will learn new skills (not knowledge) and have the opportunity to practice the skills with the coach before using the skills in the workplace. An effective coach will review the employee’s performance to ensure that the employee uses the newly learnt skills until they become habit.
- Mentoring, the employee is partnered with an experienced employee so that they can discuss performance. The experienced person is known as the mentor and the employee they are partnered with what we will call the mentoree. The mentoree will discuss their performance and problems with the mentor.
Off the Job Training
This is training provided away from the employee’s usual work environment and the employee will stop their usual duties/work during the training. Off the job training may be in the same building or off site. This training may be provided by trainers working for the same employer as the employees being trained or an outside company hired by the employer
If this all sounds confusing and you have no idea where to start, please contact us.
Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with any enquiries you may have about training and how we can assist to make your business run smoother.