Impressive statistics confirm the power of employee training. Three of every four employees value training so much they rank it as the most important part of company policy and would consider contributing their own money to it. Savvy companies are listening because those that offer training programs more than double their income per employee compared to companies without formalized training. They enjoy a 24 percent higher profit margin than those who spend less on training.

Recognizing these persuasive facts, Paul Davis continues to support workforce training free of charge to customers participating in its First Priority program. Created specifically for commercial clients, First Priority enables facility operations professionals to plan for, respond to and better manage the disaster recovery process.

The workforce training portion of First Priority empowers customer personnel to reduce the severity and frequency of commercial losses from a full range of adverse events: floods, fires, mould infestations and biohazard incidents among them. Customers completing the instruction note its efficacy and immediate results. When trained employees identify water damage early, they arrest it sooner and limit the damage. For example, workers skilled in structural drying return flooded areas to profitable activity more quickly and safely. While employees who learn about and practice fire damage restoration help their companies recover from fires faster and at lower cost – also boosting fire prevention success.

Paul Davis’s strong support for training takes place regularly at the new Paul Davis National Training Center. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the state-of-the-art facility offers the latest software, equipment and training modules as well as specially equipped classrooms and technologically advanced practice areas. Online training programs are also available, as are regional and local instruction. Thousands of people – including insurance professionals and Paul Davis franchisees – have taken courses approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Training is powerful protection against disaster. When disasters do strike, training is also powerful preparation for effective response and recovery. Are you ready? Paul Davis is! Helping both companies and their workforces avoid severe issues and better recover from those that are just unavoidable.