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“Here’s your car keys, crack on”. Some of you may be familiar with this kind of management training technique of the past but in this complex age it no longer fits, writes Brendan Musgrove, Managing Director of the contract guarding company Cordant Security, pictured.

Even in more enlightened organisations, management training is often reserved for employees already in management. It’s true, this training can enhance your managers to become better but usually it’s too late. This manager needed training before they reached the role they occupy. That’s why Cordant Security are launching a ‘Stepping into Management’ programme for high potential officers that have been put forward who show a desire to progress into management positions.

This course will deliver key learning for an officer to start their career in management ensuring that when they are promoted to the position they are fully prepared and are set on their career path from day one. This training course complements our senior management course (Cordant STAMP) which is aimed at managers within security that have the potential to move into senior management roles.

As part of the ‘Maximising Potential Strategy’ put forward by our parent company, Cordant Group, we are looking at more ways to improve and develop our employees’ working lives. Investing in our workforce brings tangible benefits to us as a business, our employees and the clients we work with.

Here are five key benefits to management training.

Retain your people

Some 75pc of people voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses! That’s right, employees leave ineffective leaders. By investing in leadership training, you can retain your people and reduce costly recruitment expenses.

Nurture future leaders

Without strategy, leadership roles are often given to the most forward candidates with dominant personalities. Quality leadership is a combination of the right qualities and the right training.

Increase employee engagement

We all like to know how we are progressing in our roles, receiving praise when it is well-earned and constructive feedback as necessary. In fact, 43pc of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week compared to only 18pc of those with low engagement.

Implement an effective leadership style

There are several leadership styles, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. Leadership training can help individual leaders develop their own personal leadership style that their team members will best respond to.

Make better decisions

Leaders functioning at a high level of emotional intelligence have the perspective to make informed, intelligent business decisions. For that reason alone, you can consider your leadership training investment returned.


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