We live in a world that evolves rapidly. This has a big impact on the economy, requirements are placed on graduates and whole new jobs are created. This is happening at the same time as the need for qualified workers is growing. It is important to state that as an employer, you need to invest in your self-development and then invest in your staff.

We see a lot of companies that don’t train their workers at all or don’t train them well because they do not understand how important training programs are and what benefits they bring. In this article, we have compiled a list of benefits that you derive when you upskill your staff. Relax and read on!



1. It Retains Your Employees

FOMO—the dread of missing wonderful opportunities affects many people. If your employees don’t have a lot of learning and development possibilities to climb the corporate ladder, they’ll think rival businesses offer better careers.

Job-hopping hurts companies. However, investing in your employees’ education increases their value to the company and makes them feel valued. They believe they’re part of your company’s future and that there’s no better career opportunity.


2. Saves You Some Money

A company may not break even on a new hire for six months or longer. Experts estimate that replacing one employee can cost 1.5x to 2x their annual income, and that’s cautious. Most workers feel their company could have prevented them from leaving.  Many organizations cannot afford to lose good employees, especially in the current labor market. Good upskilling programs can reduce job-hopping and talent turnover, and provide a high return on investment.


3. You will be Better Prepared for Emergency

There are many reasons why an employee might leave your company. So, not everyone who changes jobs does so because they don’t have enough chances to grow. It could be for personal reasons or for further self-development.  When key employees leave quickly or without warning, it could put your business at risk.  But staff upskilling can protect you from more serious consequences.  By giving your employees the right training, you teach them self-development and to get ready for leadership roles. So, if a leader leaves, you always have a qualified person ready to take over.


4. Attract Top Talent

Youngsters, in particular, desire to grow quickly, contribute to a vision, and give value to their careers.  Your unique upskill training shows employees they can grow in your organization. This will attract personal growth-minded candidates which will make you a more appealing industry employer.

In addition, discuss individuals’ training commitments and ambitions during interviews. If you do so, you can immediately screen and recruit passionate and motivated learners into your firm, who can contribute to a great learning culture.


5. Employees Motivation

Many workers need the motivation to enjoy their jobs and do a good job. No matter what motivates each worker, the motivation in the workplace itself has a direct effect on how much work they get done.

When you make investments into programs that help your employees learn new skills, they feel more valued and, in turn, are more loyal to your business. Most of the time, these workers are more interested in their jobs and, as a result, they do a better job of bringing in more customers.


Bottom Line

Employees who are content with their jobs have a genuine belief in the work that they do. When the quality of your products is high, your clients will be happy, which increases the likelihood that they will remain loyal to you. Staff upskilling is the sure way to retain your staff, get your customers to stay loyal, and boost your overall productivity!

The Gateway Difference

Over a decade of proven experience in helping businesses achieve growth through Education and Training.

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Able to deliver both locally and nationally

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Proven experience in Vocational Education

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Trusted advisor by our clients including small, medium and large enterprises

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Focus on lifelong learning and robust work role/ function focused assessment aligned to your strategic goals

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Delivering quality training outcomes in a wide range of industries

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Strong links with AustralianrnApprenticeship Support Network.


Gateway Training has helped me Upskill my Diploma course in Leadership & Management! They’ve been great in providing me all the tools necessary to be prepared for my roles.

Sarah Howard
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I’ve had an excellent experience from enrolment, training delivery and the in-depth knowledge of Gateway’s trainers. Gateway has shown commitment and enthusiasm to understand my needs and then design and recommend the training package was commendable. The trainer was knowledgeable, friendly and they adapted their style accordingly to me. Can’t thank them enough! 

Chris Southend
Certificate IV In Community Pharmacy
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From my very first meeting, the team at Gateway were focused on my needs. They supported me through the sign-up stage, enrollments and their training has had a tremendous impact on my career. They kept me informed of every aspect of the journey. 

Albert Kenley
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The Team at Gateway were switched on to my needs and they offered me a great insight into the manufacturing industry as that’s what I initially wanted to study. The training has been great, I’v’e thoroughly enjoyed it and Gateways flexibility to my working schedule has been invaluable…

David Conway
Certificate III In Process Manufacturing
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I needed to gain qualifications in Retail as my work told me to and I came across Gateway’s Cert 3 course. They made it so easy for me to gain qualification and my teacher was excellent in providing me all the insights and experience i needed at my work. I really appreciate all the hard work Gateway did for me to get this done. I’ve learnt a lot and built a lasting relationship with their well cultured and experienced Trainers and highly recommend them.

Johnathon Dewey
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