No matter the size or structure, almost every company and business has what we refer to as ‘lifers’ – employees who have been with the company for several years. Lifers also usually tend to stay with the company until their career comes to an end.

Nevertheless, with the annual wave of fresh faced graduates hitting the job markets every year, it’s also as equally important to introduce a bit of youth and fresh talent to keep things innovative and moving forward. That is why in-house training is equally important for both your graduates and your lifers – but which group is easier to train?

Fresh Out of University

Graduates are usually fresh faced, enthusiastic and raring to go – especially if their qualification directly relates to your industry. They are eager to learn, improve and put into action the skills they have learnt whilst at university. With bright hopes for their future, graduates are also eager to climb the career ladder and improve their employment position. They are also still in ‘learning’ mode, and that makes them easy to mould to fit your business.

However, this young and naïve exuberance may cause some difficulties as some graduates may feel they do not wish, or need, to take on any further mentoring. If anything, after 3-5 years of schooling, recent graduates may be over zealous about getting stuck in and making some money. This may not be the worst thing to have to deal with though, as a keen learner is better than an unmotivated one.

Part of the Furniture

Staff members that are a part of the furniture may in fact be a lot easier to train, compared to newly acquired graduates. Lifers have a solid existing knowledge of the job and industry; meaning they may find it easier to pick up the new training and be able to apply it to business much quicker and easier. New training can also make their job more interesting and spruce their routine up a bit, especially if learning a new skill or process. Picking up new skills, such as personal injury training, can make your lifers feel more valued and desirable.

On the other hand, new procedures and training may make your more long-term lifers feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Sudden changes to processes or added responsibility can make your long-term staff feel like they may be being pushed out – it is up to the business owner to overcome this notion.

It’s all About the Individual

How easy and comfortable it is to train a member of staff, whether it is a graduate or a lifer, is largely down to the individual themselves. The success of training will rely heavily on the individual’s personality, traits and ability to learn. The age group or experience levels shouldn’t be significant – whilst the quality of the training is everything.

If the training program is good enough, employees of all ages and positions should be able to adapt to it easily. Therefore, make sure that when you are training your staff out of house you choose the right training providers.

MASS Training provide deliver practical, interactive and engaging in- house training at a reasonable price. If you have specific request and would like us to create a fully bespoke course to match your needs, we would be happy to provide this for you.

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For further details regarding our in-house training courses call Phil Coupland on 0117 9259614.

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