Benefits of Employee Training Program
“Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.” Joe Griffith
Do you think employee training is unimportant to your business? Would you take a flight without a “trained pilot?” Would you want our military untrained? Would you want your loved ones cared for by untrained emergency medical technicians? Of course not – the questions are absurd. Training is a way of life for professionals, semi-professionals, and most tradespersons. And, as an entrepreneur, are you not a professional, directing a staff to carry out your commands? Training is not a lesser chore you get around to someday; it is necessary to the success of your business.
Surely you know that untrained employees cost you more than their wages. They can cost you customers, they can cause you losses- they can cost you your profits and your cash. And what excuses do most companies use? “We are too busy, our employees are not interested, and I can’t afford it. I don’t have professional employees. I tried it once and it did not work.”
Does any of this sound familiar? It is time to get rid of the “stinkin thinkin” (as Zig Ziglar would put it) It is time to rethink your ideas of training. And if you want to know why you should spend the time and money “coddling your help,” here are some reasons you will find tough to disagree with:
- Training makes your employees feel that they are part of your company family.
- Training programs demonstrate you are interested in your employees’ professional development or skill enhancement.
- When employees realize you are investing in them, there is a significant impact on retention.
- Ongoing training helps to create the reputation of a great place to work and results in fewer wage demands, less absenteeism, and a longer list of job applicants.
- Knowledgeable employees make fewer mistakes.
- Training instills pride in product and service.
- Training creates a knowledgeable workforce – a resource for promotion and interchangeability.
Don’t take my word for all the wonderful things employee training will do for you – check out these Web sites:
Here is a sample of what they have to say:
Research has shown specific benefits that a small business receives from training and developing its workers, including:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced employee turnover
- Increased efficiency resulting in financial gains
- Decreased need for supervision.
Employees frequently develop a greater sense of self-worth, dignity and well being as they become more valuable to the firm and to society. Generally, they will receive a greater share of the material gains that result from their increased productivity. These factors give them a sense of satisfaction through the achievement of personal and company goals.
Would you like to see a sample of Chuck in action?