For many people, continuous personal develop (or CPD) is a requirement rather than an indulgence. For practising legal experts, a minimum of 16 hours per year is required, and this can be accumulated primarily through training courses in new aspects of the Law. However, before you sign up for a three-day trip away from the office and a stay in a nice hotel, consider the alternative to external training – in-house training.

Save money and time

In-house training has some major advantages over external training courses. Primarily, there’s the cost. With in-house training additional expenses such as transport and accommodation are removed from the equation, making an in-house course considerably cheaper than external training courses. But apart from the initial cost of the course, in-house training also saves the company money by keeping valuable members of staff on site and minimising the disruption to the day to day operations of the organisation. If an urgent enquiry comes in that can only be dealt with by someone who is away on external training, the delay in responding to the enquiry may cost the company a considerable amount in lost revenue.

The saying ‘time is money’ is now more pertinent than ever. With economic margins tight, firms have to ensure that they are getting the maximum input from every team member. External training means absenteeism, sometimes involving more than one member of the team. This invariably has an effect on the efficiency of the entire team, particularly if the absent member has a particular skills set essential to the daily operation of the company. By keeping the training in-house, that situation is avoided, making in-house training far more cost effective both financially and logistically.

How to get the most from your in-house training

To ensure that your in-house training is as effective and efficient as possible, it’s essential to consider what you want to achieve from the course and how effectively the content is delivered. Choosing a training organisation that understands how your business operates and can tailor their training to suit your needs is as important a consideration as how much they charge.

For example, you may decide that you want to expand into the burgeoning personal injury claims market. Before choosing a ‘generic’ training course, consider what your team’s existing skills set consists of and whether a more specialised training course may be more suitable. If your team are experienced in Health and Safety legislation, then choosing a personal injury course that focuses on accidents and injuries at work will be more cost effective in both time and money than one that deals with road traffic accident claims.

By investing in a high quality, tailored training course, you have the potential to reaffirm your position at the forefront of your industry or even break into new and potentially rewarding areas such as personal injury claims. Regardless of the size of your organisation, in-house training is a great motivational investment that can encourage every member to shine. That in turn can only help to enhance the reputation of your business amongst both existing and potential clients. In-house training is the cost effective path to a successful and growing business.

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