EFFECTIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
Tim Meagher is dedicated to helping owner managers, inspire and motivate their staff to produce extraordinary results. Whilst serving hundreds of companies and to assist him in his endeavours, he has personally assessed thousands of profiles of professionals and executives throughout the country. “In doing so, he’s come to the conclusion that most owner managers have an unrealistic and unreliable measurement of their staff’s level of happiness with their job, the company and their colleagues.”
As Gallup puts it, “87% of workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” In other words, work is more often a source of frustration than one of fulfilment. The workplace is less productive and less safe than it could be and employees are less likely to make meaningful contributions to grow the business.
Tim Meagher offers flexible, bespoke and highly effective Staff Development solutions, that is the signature of a Bold, Caring, Generous, Imaginative, Sensitive hand, which represents a worthwhile investment in your staff, whose gratitude will be repaid a hundredfold.
What is the Difference Between Staff Training and Staff Development?
Training and Development are distinct, although, certainly, there is some overlap. Training involves imparting knowledge and skills about processes, equipment, or services the employee will use on the job. It is accepted that Staff Training is generally focused on skills directly related to that company’s specific function and needs which may or may not be transferable to other professions or industries.
This training can be seen as self-serving and provided exclusively for the benefit of the employer, so as to either minimise risk or maximise efficiency. Employees will frequently come across as ungrateful for the company’s investment in their training. It is often said that, “they’re only training us because they have to”.
It is however universally accepted that both the employer and employee each benefit from staff training. But the question is often asked “if we train them, they might leave”, to which we say “what if you don’t train them, and they stay?”
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Bespoke Staff Development Programmes
With a top quality, bespoke Staff Development Programme, the beneficiary, i.e. the staff member, if properly looked after, will grow and make progress whilst increasing their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth. They will acquire life time skills, become dedicated to personal development and be forever grateful to their mentor, coach or manager.
In these circumstances the business owner needs to understand that these skills are indeed totally transferable to whatever career, profession or business the staff member chooses.
Mentoring is an important part of any Staff Development programme. Whilst training is largely task related and focused on performance, a mentor guides the employee as an individual. A mentor is typically and usually a role model. The mentor advises, shares experiences, and guides the employee in self-discovery and career development, providing advice, recommendations and guidance. Thereby enabling and empowering the employee to maximise their performance.
A major difference between top quality staff training and development is that the employee will adjust their values and use the skills in their private life and will forever associate their growth as individuals to their mentors. It should be noted that staff who benefit from an investment in their personal development, will invariably develop a powerful and everlasting loyalty to their mentor.
“Staff don’t leave bad companies, they leave bad managers”.
As a substitute for proper staff training and development, bad managers frequently pay their staff, more than the market rate. The consequence is that the poorly trained and de-motivated staff are reluctant to leave and remain in unsuitable jobs or careers, because the pay is too good.
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