Many employers find it challenging to select between in-house seminars and public training for a good reason.
When a company decides to keep training in-house, they ensure that they can control every aspect of that training, including the development of its employees. However, outsourcing also has its advantages. For example, public seminars are often facilitated by people who have proven their exercise in certain areas. This may result in employees getting better quality training.
So, this brings the question, which is better?
Will employees and the company benefit more from public training programs? Or are in-house training seminars more effective in the long run?
In-House Seminars vs Public Training Programs
There are typically three ways that companies handle in-house training programs.
The first is by using a model or more qualified employee to lead the discussion and training in an on-site facility. The second is using the same employee but in an off-site location with either a seminar room rental or a training room rental in Singapore.The third one is outsourcing the trainer to an adept instructor, one who possesses years of experience in the industry.
There are many reasons why companies hold back when it comes to sending employees to public training programs.
For starters, it’s easier for companies to discuss critical and classified information when everyone attending are the employees of the company. Bringing in outside assistance adds to the trouble of having to educate the facilitator about existing company procedures and policies, as well as asking them to design an entire training program based on the given information.
This does not mean that public training and seminars have no merit.
For example, with a less sensitive yet important subject matter, companies can take advantage of sending employees to receive certifications or the necessary education by making them attend public training.
Safety and hazard training are some good examples.
Is There a Better Choice?
The truth is, there is no definitive answer to this question.
The location of where employee training is being conducted is less significant than the actual execution of the training itself. Many companies focus on selecting the location; however, the most important thing is the execution of the training and not too much on the location.
Employee training is very important; it not only benefits the company but the employees themselves too.
Employees will be more productive if they feel that the company is just as invested in them as they are to the company. Giving them opportunities to improve and do better is a great way to ensure that.
Once a company decides to conduct employee training, numerous factors are involved when it comes to choosing the location. Such factors include the number of employees who are qualified for the training, is external assistance required? Can the company afford the training? And many others.
Only by weighing out the multiple factors can a company achieve practical employee training where it is beneficial to both the company and its employees.