The Importance of Staff Training in the Nigerian Hospitality Industry
The workforce of any hospitality business represents the image of the company. Thus, it is very important that personnel are trained to meet certain values and standards. Having incompetent employees or staff that do not portray the culture of a hotel or restaurant is part of the reasons so many hospitality businesses fail in Nigeria. It is for this reason hotels and restaurants tend to deeply invest in getting their staff trained by proficient hospitality consulting companies.
Here is why employee training is highly important in the hospitality industry
Improves customer experience
The core part of any hospitality entity is customer service and having well-trained staff will help in providing one that is satisfactory. Believe it or not, your customers can sense when your staff is trained. They can surmise a lot just from the way the waiter serves or holds small talk with them. Every interaction between the guest and staff goes a long way in determining the experience at the end of the day.
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Helps in maintaining the standard of the company
During training, the staff is oriented on the culture and standard of the business. Employees being aware tend to work in line with the set standards, which in turn sustains the image of the hotel or restaurant
Easy Evaluation of Employees
Proficient trainers can easily identify the abilities of each employee during the training period. You get to know which role they fit in and if they meet the set standards.
Reduces employee turnover
Labour cost is reduced when staff go through the right training process. You don’t have to worry about the usual damages that come
Encourages self-development and self-confidence
Training helps employees have a better understanding of the importance of their roles which of course, makes them confident enough to execute tasks.
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If you run a hospitality business in Nigeria, or are about to launch one but do not know how to go about its management, contact Jones Hospitality on 08061654297 or send a mail to email@example.com. We are the hospitality consulting arm of the highly esteemed Curzon and Jones.