Outsourcing Employee Training And Development

A Create YOUR Interest Now Series

By Scott Creger and Moises Solis


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have swiftly made a number of workplace changes — going entirely remote, cutting employees in some industries, or rapidly hiring more employees in other industries.  Indeed, as leaders contemplate their medium- to long-term strategy, they might be considering how to limit expenses.  Organizations that have adapted to the new norm have one thing in common: They never stop training their workforces. In today’s environment, now is not the time to stop skill-building initiatives designed to close critical skill gaps.   Executives must look for ways to leverage the organization’s training dollars to build a successful learning culture and prepare for an uncertain future.  Many organizations turn to outsourcing training to ensure their team receives top training talent and high-quality learning and development.  An outsourced training partner can bring great value and build a successful learning culture.  Below are 5 benefits of outsourcing training and development:


  1. Costs Savings-

For most midsize companies, outsourcing training can cost 1/5 of the cost of having their own training department. Quality training involves a lot of preparation and administration, all of which costs time and money! Outsourcing training also saves time, and in a business, time is money. Training programs often come with their own set of issues that culminate in setbacks, time wasted, and ineffectiveness. The time and money that would have been spent on developing in-house training programs can now be invested elsewhere in the business. This frees up staff to continue doing what they do best: teams are more productive, learning is more beneficial, and key stakeholders see value returned. 


  1. Alignment of Learning and Development to the Business- 

For some companies, the development, management, and delivery of training could be an interruption or it could be completely misaligned to critical business priorities. Partnering with an experienced training company should provide with the strategic guidance to eliminate unnecessary training and enhance the focus on what’s a priority with positive impact for the business. Business leaders often demand training delivery that isn’t mission critical. Aligning with the right training company will ensure training programs are targeting skills gaps then provide content development, training logistics, and training delivery to fill those gaps.


  1.  High-Quality Content-

While training may be a small part of a business, learning service providers spend ALL of their time and energy on training and development. Learning and development service providers are experts in the area and have a passion for providing successful training solutions. Great learning service providers have the experience to deliver impactful training without missing a beat. By outsourcing training, companies now have the ability to tap into all of the resources of the learning and development partner, ensuring high-quality training content and game changing facilitators.


  1. Organizations Can Stay Focused- 

It takes a lot to keep an organization operating successfully and efficiently. By outsourcing training, organizations will be able to focus on other essential areas of running the business and managing employees. Organizations will then have the opportunity to target the growth of the business and ensure employee development will align with all short and long-term goals.


5.Competitive Advantage- 

More and more companies today are training their staff in specialist fields to ensure they have the best talent available in their organization. When going head to head with the competition, do the employees have the skills to set them apart? Are the employees trained and competent enough to do deliver the goods to win?


When choosing an outsourced training partner, it pays dividends to select a strategic partner that understands that training is only impactful if it delivers a return on the investment. A strategic training partner will start a project by identifying the training purpose, understanding the costs, desired ROI, and benchmarks involved. The reality is that in todays corporate climate, building a training culture will have a lasting impact on the future of the organization and the bottom line!


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