Practical application in training helps yield a stronger workforce and gives employers a greater understanding of their staff’s skills base. For most companies, training is either an occasional formality or an integral part of furthering its employees’ careers. At The VA Hub, practical application’s vital role in learning really cannot be overemphasized.
Training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.
Here are some of them:
Addressing Weaknesses Early
A training program with correct and effective skills application activities allow us to determine and strengthen the skills that each employee needs to improve. A development program brings all our VAs to a higher level so they all have similar skills and knowledge. This helps reduce any weak links within the company. Providing the necessary training creates an overall knowledgeable VA pool with people who can take over for one another as needed, work on teams or work independently with a client without constant help and supervision.
Better Employee Performance
VAs who received the necessary training is better able to perform their job. They become more aware of what being a VA is really like early on and become well-informed of procedures for basic tasks. It can also build their confidence for having a stronger understanding of the industry and the responsibilities of their job. This confidence may push them to perform even better and think of new ideas that help them excel. The VA Hub believes that employees who are competent and on top of changing industry standards can put your business in an excellent position.
A fully-structured training and development program ensures that VAs have a consistent experience and background knowledge. The consistency is particularly relevant for our company’s basic policies and procedures. Putting all employees through regular training in areas such as Prospecting, Blog Writing, Web Design and more ensures that they at least have exposure to the necessary information and experience.
Enhances company reputation and profile
Having a strong and successful training strategy helps to develop our employer brand and make our company a prime consideration for clients and VAs alike.
Here are some activities that our VAs need to pass during training:
Blog writing – we publish output on our website to showcase their aptitude
SEO and SMM
Lead management and Prospecting – includes role play activities for FSBO, buyer and seller lead calling.
Our carefully curated training program makes our company one of the best in the industry and the practical application we require creates a supportive and knowledgeable workplace.