Why your Instructors should attend industry events

Why Instructors Should Attend Industry Events

In the ever-changing logistics industry, it can be challenging to know where to begin when it comes to retaining and developing your trainers and instructors.

However, a good place to start is ensuring that your trainers and instructors receive regular training themselves and attend industry events. Here’s 5 reasons why.

1. Professional development is valued

What may at the time feel like losing staff members for a portion of time, be it a few hours to a few days, is a small price to pay when it comes to staff retention and development.

A survey carried out in 2018 found that two thirds of people leave their jobs due to a lack of training and development.

Continuous training throughout the year and regularly attending events will ensure that your instructors feel valued within the workplace and will ensure that time is well spent, not wasted.

2. Investment increases engagement

Investing in the people that lead your training teams can initially seem both costly and somewhat risky. What if you pay for instructors to attend an event and then a few months down the line, they leave your company? (And leave you out of pocket).

According to a study by ACAS, replacing a salaried employee can cost in excess of £30,000 once you’ve added up agency fees, advertising costs, HR and management time, as well as the potential cost of hiring temporary staff to provide cover in a process that can take an average of up to 7 months.

When people feel invested in, they are more motivated, engaged and loyal, leading to a lower rate of staff turnover. So in fact, investing in training and conferences for instructors could save you money!

3. It benefits your business

By gaining a new level of knowledge and understanding through continuous training and attending industry events, instructors will come back to your business and have the ability to deliver a better standard of training. This can result in greater safety throughout the workplace, as well as greater levels of efficiency and will help your business to grow and succeed.

4. Networking benefits learning

What better opportunity for instructors to speak to the relevant figures in your sector than at a conference, organised by those who understand it?

For example, with logistics experts all under one roof, there’s no better time to network with key people in your sector than at the Talent in Logistics Develop Conference in January 2020. It’s a perfect way for instructors to learn from their peers and take best practice and new knowledge back to the workplace.

5. Keep up with an ever-changing industry

The logistics sector is constantly changing, so it’s important to ensure that you think ahead, keep up with your competition and be ready for the challenges that are just around the corner.

How will your business need to adapt to developing a workforce in the face of increasing automation, for example? What standards and legislation are changing for workplace transport in the future? What can we expect next for transport and logistics apprenticeships?

Attend the Develop Conference on 22nd January 2020

Instructors can find out the answers to these questions (and more) at the Develop Conference on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at Hotel Football in Manchester.

By attending, instructors and training providers can learn from sector experts and network with peers so that they can bring valuable new knowledge, skills and ideas back to your business.

Tickets for the Develop Conference are an affordable investment in your talent at just £75+VAT. Click here to register for the conference or for more information, contact the team on talentinlogistics@captib.co.uk or call 01952 520216.

For more advice and thought-provoking articles to aid in developing your instructors, you can also sign up for a free issue of the Talent in Logistics Journal online now.

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