Three Reasons Why Your Staff Should Do Excel 2010 Training Courses
A business should have the ability to operate in an efficient and effective manner. Employees who strive to meet the goals of the company should be in a position to carry out their duties effectively. Sadly, this is not always the case, and a lot of dedicated employees just do not possess the relevant skills to do their jobs as effectively as possible, especially when it comes to technology and software.
There are so many new developments in this field, and so many upgrades of software, that it is hard to remain on top of all the required functionality of the software. This can lead to frustration and disappointment, not only with the employee, but their managers as well.
When it comes to financial and spreadsheet packages, Excel has become the standard, and there are several reasons why Excel 2010 training courses can increase the productivity of the employees and, as a result, of the company.
Take the Strain Off Your IT Department
Some companies, especially technology companies, use their IT departments not only to support employees and to maintain the systems of the company, but also to deal with their websites, social networking technology, e-learning initiatives and other online and offline IT based products and projects. As a result, they can become overwhelmed by the amount of user queries they have to deal with regarding software upgrades, changes and other routine issues. They cannot keep track of queries, do not have time to design and implement a tracking tool. They spend all their time trying to follow queries and support staff. Working in this reactive rather than a pro-active manner can be counterproductive and exhausting.
Employers are reluctant to employ more IT staff as it affects the bottom line. In this situation it is a great idea to send the IT department on Microsoft Excel 2010 training courses. At an advanced level, Excel 2010 is able to function almost like a custom coded application. When staff is trained to use these tools effectively, they can customise their own coded tools which will allow query tracking and status reporting. All this information can be used for management reports, and put into graph or report form. This will provide important insight into the IT operations within the company. The IT department is thus able to spend less time on query tracking and more time on innovative initiatives for the business.
A large number of employees strive to perform well and to carry out their tasks effectively on a consistent level. As training tends to be expensive, managers and company owners are not always keen to do training which is not considered crucial. For instance, if the bookkeeper knows basic Excel functions and they can perform the majority of their tasks to satisfaction, employers do not consider it worth the money to send them on training. However they neglect to consider the long term impact that a shortage of relatively “unimportant” skills could have on the performance of the employee. Learning about the short cuts and more advanced features of software that is frequently used, will enable the employee to become more efficient and carry out tasks faster. Humans are always prone to error, and through automating certain functions the margin for error is also reduced.
In addition to employees becoming more effective, it also gives them a sense of accomplishment when they are encouraged to upgrade their skills. Most employees would be delighted with some form of development program which will provide regular opportunities to acquire better skills or to enhance their existing skill set. Employees who are happy at work are more effective and more positive about the company and the business.
It makes total sense to develop staff, especially when it comes to technology. Excel is a general part of most office jobs, and an increase in these valuable skills allow employees to develop their own IT based solutions, enhance reporting and presentation strategy, and to find new ways of doing certain tasks more effectively.
Including Excel 2010 training courses in the employee development programme therefore is a very positive step toward better productivity. Miricle Solutions offer training in your office, our premises, via podcast, as well as online. Book your employees – or yourself – on one of our expert courses today and see for yourself how the benefits far outweigh the cost.