The Benefits of Employee Training and Professional Development for Your Administrative Assistant

Employee training is important to the growth of businesses regardless of size, industry, service provided or goods sold.  Executives, managers and supervisors receive regular employee training, so why shouldn't administrators, those who support the higher-ups, receive the same benefit?

Investing in employee training and development seminars, conferences, or workshops may prove beneficial for many reasons.  First, investing in an employee’s professional development shows that you are committed to their growth. Strengthening skills or developing new skills are processes employees value because they are not company-specific, that is, they will carry these newly learned and newly developed skills for the rest of their careers.  That benefit has immeasurable value.  

Aligning programs, seminars or workshops with your company’s values and goals is sure to yield a bigger ROI, the investment being your employee.  They will return with a new sense of purpose and a better understanding of the company’s bigger picture, thereby adding value to your business quicker.

Don’t just send individual employees.  Send your employees in groups so they may have open dialogues with one another.  Their group attendance will benefit everyone—your employees can lean on each other for understanding of difficult concepts or to simply discuss topics in a “safe” environment.  Group rates are also often available at a lower price than individual admissions, so it's a win-win all around.

Employee training creates a ripple effect for your business.  The employees who attend the training or seminars will feel compelled to share their new knowledge with others within the organization, have a heightened sense of purpose and feel empowered.