The cost of not training
With so many priorities to juggle in your organisation, it can be easy to postpone training for your managers and employees – or even dismiss it entirely. But can you afford not to train your workforce? The answer is an emphatic no, whether you look at it from a human resources, safety, legal, financial or client services perspective.
To provide the best quality care for your clients, it’s essential that your workforce is knowledgeable, confident and prepared to deal with a variety of situations. From preventing workplace injuries to understanding how to support inclusion and participation for people with disabilities, training courses ensure your staff members are able to succeed and provide the best services.
Why cutting training is a risky business
Regardless of their role, every employee benefits from professional development and support. And, in turn, so do the people your employees are supporting.
Without training, an organisation risks:
- Its bottom line – An avoidable injury can lead to costly workers compensation claims that send your organisation’s insurance premium soaring. Injury in the workplace also affects productivity and can result in legal fees. Stats from 2010 – 2011 show that there were 127,330 workers compensation claims, and one in four of serious injuries required more than 12 weeks off work. Training minimises this risk and helps keep your employees and clients safe.
- Its reputation – When an employee’s conduct doesn’t live up to your standards or staff members aren’t clear on policies and procedures, the impact can extend well beyond the walls of your organisation, putting your reputation at stake.
- Its ability to retain staff – When employees lack the skills, confidence and support they need they’re more likely to move on to another job, meaning you have to hire and train new staff.
- Its client services – Quality of care to your clients is paramount. Without up-to-date training that quality is compromised, putting clients’ health and safety at risk.
How we can help your organisation excel
To help keep your workforce safe, informed and supported – and to keep your clients healthy and thriving, too – we provide training in the disability and community sector.
Our extensive library of online compliance training courses, which are written by disability professionals for disability professionals, is cost effective and flexible. Courses cover a range of topics from Work Health and Safety (WHS) awareness and duty of care to responding to suspected abuse and much more. Because training modules are online, individuals can set their own learning pace and schedule.
These courses are continually updated and expanded to reflect changes in legislation and the latest best practices and research. Take a look at our core offerings, which can be booked for individuals or entire groups.
We also offer a blend of online learning with face-to-face practical skills development. For topics such as manual handling, infection control, and medication, in-person training sessions develop hands-on skills in an interactive and supportive setting. This blended mode of learning is what we recommend for disability support practitioners and therapists.
No single group of learners is the same, which is why we also provide customised courses as well as consulting services to help with your specific development needs.
Training is an investment in your employees, your organisation and, ultimately, the people who receive your services.