Why Training Isn’t Time Wasting

We’ve previously talked about the areas being impacted by the labor shortage the most within the construction industry and ways to enhance your hiring and retention. One of the major elements we mentioned that could impact the failure or success around retention was training.

The construction industry has clearly evolved over the past few decades, even the past few years alone have seen a lot of advancements! It’s vital for those in the industry to be proactive about seeking new information by taking advantage of or creating new training. According to ForConstructionPros.com, the most successful professionals are those that invest in training and here’s why.

  • Increases Safety: Consistent up-to-date training on how to properly operate equipment ensures that the safest practices are constantly being followed.
  • Enhances Productivity: When employees receive more training, they are typically more confident in their abilities to better execute their work. This allows for increased productivity and better quality results.
  • Ensures Current Technology: Technology is constantly advancing, so making sure that training is up-to-date with the latest technology makes sure that your employees don’t get left behind and do remain efficient.
  • Helps Employee Retention: With the labor shortage, now it’s more important than ever to retain good employees. Training and professional development keeps employees engaged in your business, and even helps attract new hires as well.
  • Gives Competitive Edge: Training employees makes them more informed, confident, and on top of the latest changes, so naturally that gives you a competitive advantage. If your competition isn’t meeting those training standards, you’re already one step ahead.

There are also two key elements that will make your training efforts successful long-term. Those are to make the training concise and to remain committed to it. Training is a key to staying connected and showing investment in your employees. So don’t just say you’re going to increase your training opportunities. Actually do it and stay consistent with it. You’ll see the results from your efforts.

Do you have a success story regarding training you implemented within your dealership? Share your experience in the comments below!


Kelsey Fritz
Kelsey is the Marketing Coordinator at Commercial Web Services where she monitors the latest marketing advancements to better educate dealers on marketing trends that can further their business goals.

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