Few HR professionals or managers would argue the value of employee training and development. According to a recent LinkedIn study, 94% of employees said they would stay at a company longer if they were provided with more training opportunities. And a Gallup study shows that offering employee training and development programs can increase worker engagement by up to 70%.
Investing in employee training and education is your first step toward building a workforce that functions as a team and ultimately leads to improvements in your bottom line. To create an effective employee training and development program, you need a reliable way to determine what new hires and employees already know so you can develop training and development programs that address and measure skills gaps. This is where eSkill can help.
Use employment assessments to identify skills gaps for both new hires and employees so you can identify and target areas of strength and areas where more training is needed.
Once you identify areas of weakness and development needs, you can create individualized training plans tailored for each employee that target specific deficiencies or enhance existing skill levels.
Once you understand the knowledge level and skills gaps of your workforce, you can use the data to develop or customize employee training and development programs that address current and future company needs.
Leveraging skills tests to assess new hires and employees before they begin a training program and after they finish the training will allow you to measure their progress. You will also be able to measure the effectiveness of the training program, indicate how well employees integrated into the program, what they learned, and help you determine where follow-up training and reinforcement are needed.
Integrating skills tests into your development programs should start at the very beginning of the employee training process and play a role in every step of the way to yield successful results.
If your employees feel they are well-matched and good at their jobs, they will be more engaged. This will decrease turnover and improve productivity. Engaged and productive employees leave you more time to concentrate on core business activities.
Your success depends on your ability to maintain your competitive edge in the marketplace and keep abreast of changes in industry rules and regulations. Ensuring your employees have the most up-to-date knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will help you stay ahead of your competition.
The ability to attract top talent and retain a skilled workforce are two major benefits of employee training and development. According to various surveys, job seekers consider access to employee training as a major benefit, and organizations that prioritize employee development attract top-level talent.
In today’s dynamic business environment, flexibility and adaptability are paramount. This means employees must be able to quickly learn the latest technology, processes, and business models so you can speed up innovation and expedite time-to-market. Skills tests help you identify and measure the efficacy of your employee training programs so that you can help them succeed with training.
OSF Global Services uses eSkill assessments to measure the specific technical skills needed for its varied IT professional positions. This has allowed them to reduce the costs of the selection process by 64% and the time spent by 68%.Read the Case Study
"Our strategic partnership with eSkill has most helped us in terms of recruitment for jobs which demand very specific and measurable skills, such as that of an IT programmer. The specifically targeted online assessments helped us set up entire teams of professional programmers who have taken our business to the next level and have contributed to establishing long-lasting business relationships with our clients.We found that administering eSkill tests offered all the information we needed when hiring, and was a great economic solution."
Andreea Hrab, HR Director
OSF Global Services