Extra legal training, in the form of seminars or low-key training sessions, might be the best way for your employees to benefit from the insight, knowledge and expertise of seasoned personal injury experts. Not only does it offer them the chance to achieve new skill sets, acquire new information and gain a greater appreciation of the company as a whole, but it also offers your business the potential to maximise its efficiency.

In addition, your decision to invest in your employees’ future communicates the idea that you value them and encourages staff loyalty. However, all business decisions eventually have to be translated into numbers, so the question is: does in-house personal injury training represent a good ROI?

Define Your Goals

The best way to measure the potential ROI from any training session is to do a little preparation before you bring the trainers in. Although training can be seen as a slightly nebulous undertaking, it’s up to you to create some rigid parameters through which you can measure the results versus the cost. The key is to identify goals that are both specific and measurable; goals such as ‘I want to see better lawyers’ or ‘I need my staff to be more professional’ are too vague. Instead, you need to elect goals that are definite, precise and quantifiable.

In order to measure the effectiveness of a legal training event, you need to be able to measure the results against previous data. As a result, you need to create your own measuring scale. This needn’t be as difficult as it sounds. For example, if you wanted to reduce staff turnover, then you simply measure your turnover rates before and after the event.

Similarly, if your goal is to improve your levels of customer service, then the number of complaints before the training session can be measured against the number of complaints, post-training. In addition, in-house training is well known for its ability to promote teamwork, boost morale and create general cohesion within the workforce. While you may not be able to measure these results numerically, the way your staff work together after the event is a good indicator as to whether the program has been successful or not.

Measurable Data

However, in spite of the numbers, the real reason to undertake extra personal injury training is to improve employee performance. By calculating what the program costs and measuring that against the improvements made once the program has been implemented, you can get a good idea of your ROI. In doing this, there are a number of things you will need to take into consideration:

1) Decide what it is that you want from the training and translate those objectives into measurable data. Once you have determined where the weaknesses lie, you can then determine how much improvement has been made.

2) Factor in the costs. You’ll need to budget for things like staff time, the cost of the training consultant, food and drink and any rewards that are offered up to the participants.

3) Make sure everyone’s on board. There’s no point implementing legal training unless everyone’s behind it, including the top brass. Their comments and suggestions are important, so pay attention to them.

4) Evaluate the success of your training session and present the figures to your CEO.

5) Re-evaluate. You’ll only get to see the full ROI through re-evaluation, so it’s worth setting up a six-monthly timetable in which you go over the figures to see just how the session worked for you and your company.

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