Investing in further personal injury training for your staff is a great way to encourage staff retention, increase your employees’ awareness of changes in the Law, improve their knowledge and skill sets and give greater satisfaction to new and existing clients. Once you have made the decision to invest in legal training, the question that many employers have to answer is whether to host their training in-house or have it undertaken externally.

Home or Away?

The key to any training programme is flexibility. Different people learn at different rates. The subject matter also needs to have a degree of flexibility about it, so that it is pertinent to the company that trainees are working for. So which system offers the most benefits?

The Cost in Time and Money

The biggest difference between in-house and external personal injury training boils down to time and money. External training requires a venue away from the office which, in turn, generates additional travel and accommodation costs. In addition, it means that staff are away from their posts (sometimes for several days), which can hamper a company’s efficiency and smooth operation.

Those in favour of external training argue that taking trainees out of their comfort zone can increase focus and improve the retention of information. It is also suggested that it is a great opportunity in which staff can ‘network’, exchanging ideas and knowledge with their peers. While some of this may be true, the real problem lies in the information trainees are given.

An external personal injury training programme has to work from a set template so that trainers can give all the necessary information to all the trainees. This approach discounts the unique approach that each firm has towards the Law and its clients. In addition, it discounts the way in which individuals learn. External training programmes are often intense and concerned with delivering as much information as possible within a specified time frame.

A Practical Solution

Hiring in-house legal training has a number of benefits. Firstly, you can keep your costs down, eliminating the need for expensive accommodation or transport to an external venue that could be on the other side of the country. Secondly, your staff are always on hand in the event that they are needed and you don’t have to compromise your firm’s performance whilst the training is underway.

Perhaps the most important factor comes down to flexibility. When hiring in-house trainers, you can ensure that the learning products are tailored to be relevant to your team and the business as a whole. A good in-house trainer will take the time to identify your firm’s needs on both a general and individual level and will be able to use its strengths and weaknesses to create an effective, bespoke training event. In

addition, by having your staff train alongside one another, they will get a greater overview of the roles they play within the mechanics of your business and develop deeper professional bonds as a result. By ensuring that all your team are ‘singing off the same hymn sheet’, you will increase their productivity and, in turn, create a greater return on your investment.

The best personal injury training is specific to your team and your business. By hosting it on home ground, you can exercise more control over the information that is taught and the manner in which it is presented.

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