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IS IN-HOUSE LEGAL TRAINING A COST EFFECTIVE OPTION?

The point of any legal training is to raise your company’s standards of service to your clients. However, there are further considerations to be made and an important factor has to be cost. A training course that eats up time and money is obviously impractical. In addition it is important that any course, be it in-house or otherwise, fits in with your company’s policies. While it is important for staff to soak up new ideas and strategies, personal injury training must also leave you in the driving seat and is in keeping with your company strategy. With the recession still casting ripples throughout every industry, many business owners are weighing up the pros and cons of training in-house or using an outside company.

In or Out?

On the face of it, in-house training seems like a good idea. It gives you complete control over what is taught and when it is done. However, dig a little deeper and using an outside source might be a better bet. Using outsourced training almost always keeps costs down. Training can be an expensive process, however it is undertaken, but using an outside company helps to reduce costs through removing the management, co-ordination, administration and time practicalities.

While in-house training provides your staff with a familiar face to relate to, outsourced trainers are time-efficient, working within your parameters as part of their contract. You don’t have to worry about fitting in with the time constraints or your trainer such as holidays or absence due to sickness. This translates into a streamlined and efficient approach to training, which may not be so accurately observed by in-house staff.

One of the most obvious benefits of using an outside source is that training companies are dedicated to researching and implementing the most effective and up-to-date training methods available. By choosing a good company, you can be sure that your staff will be trained in relevant and current practices on a time scale that suits your company’s requirements and doesn’t interfere with the day to day operation of your business. In addition, with an extensive pool of expert trainers on hand, you can always be sure that the trainer is the right person for the job.

Training in Action

Using outsourced trainers also reduces a number of risks. As demand for your service fluctuates, you may find that your in-house trainers are actually surplus to requirement for periods of time, yet still expect to be paid. Outsourced trainers can implement legal training as and when you want it without the burden of an ongoing fee or retainer. Essentially, you are paying for what you need, when you need it and at a fixed price.

Ultimately, performing a cost benefit analysis will tell you which works better for your company. If you are considering this route, you should take into account both the long-term and short-term benefits of each form of training and ask whether it makes more sense to buy in or build this capability in-house. You may find that you do not have the resources and expertise to structure in-house training as your company increases and the demands on it increase proportionately. Using outsourced training, you can define the skill sets and strategies your staff need to succeed and ask a training company to design learning products to meet those needs.

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The problem when attending any personal injury legal training course is knowing whether you are actually going to learn anything new or find a different perspective, or whether you will just hear the same things that you have heard many, many times before.

The good news with MASS Training is that you know it is always going to be the former case. MASS’ courses are practical, informative and excellent value for money. My staff always come back feeling inspired and energised by having their existing knowledge and expertise confirmed, but also by picking up some new practical steps that they can immediately implement to make them more efficient in their day to day tasks.

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