Foster Friendly Competition to Train Staff and Drive Sales

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Rob Baumhover


HME Retailers,

Staff training is one of the most important aspects of your organization’s strategy, and is crucial for business development and success.

Intentional and continuous staff training dramatically improves staff performance and helps to raise the standards of customer service within your organization. It refreshes and enhances the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of your employees.

Continuous Staff training can be as simple, easy, and cost effective as role-playing games, selling competitions, and product-knowledge challenges. ‘On the job’ training activities are simple and fun ways to allow employees to learn by doing.


Make it a Competition:Drive sales by having a friendly competition! Here’s how:

1. Choose a specific product for your sales to push to all customers

2. Set an amount of time for the competition to last

3. After the allowed time, the top selling employee wins a prize


Not only will your employees gain selling experience, but it will help to foster a friendly relationship between co-workers and you’ll enjoy the extra sales from the competition.

Remember: The most effective and productive employees are those that are allowed and encouraged to express their personalities and creativity in the workplace. Your continuing staff training initiatives should be a fun, informal and encouraging experience for staff, and should be something that they look forward to!