The Value in Training Employees

When the batteries die in your remote control, do you just throw it in the garbage and buy a new one? No, of course not! You replace the batteries, which enables you to save money and enjoy better and faster service from your remote. The same can be said for providing training for existing workers. It’s so much more cost efficient to consistently train the employees you already have than having to find new workers.

When it comes to training existing team members, many agencies come up with every excuse in the book not to move forward. And it’s one of the costliest mistakes they can make. Here are just some of the top reasons why so many agencies don’t take the time to train workers:

  • Training takes a lot of time
  • Training is expensive
  • Fear of ineffective training or lack of a standardized training program
  • Fear of workers leaving after they’ve received training

So many agencies are ignoring the real question: what is the cost of not training employees? It’s easy to see training as an expense and not as an investment. Failing to continually train workers leads to a host of issues, including increased security risks, decreased efficiency, more mistakes and a lack of motivation. Untrained and unhappy employees who feel like they’re not building their skills are more apt to become frustrated and may start looking for employment elsewhere. And we all know how costly turnover can be!

On the flipside, training and development programs include a host of benefits, including enhancing employee performance, boosting employee productivity and improving department culture. But getting started is the first (and most challenging!) step. Don’t let the old excuses hold you back. Leah M Joppy and Associates can work with you to create consistent training programs or improve the ones you may already have in place. Call us at 301-670-0051 or email to learn more.