5 Reasons Why
You Don’t Train
And Why It Keeps
Small Companies Down
Online courses for employees with
practical cases of leading US companies
WHY SMALL COMPANIES REFUSE
TO TRAIN EMPLOYEES
Most businessman can’t help but wonder, what sets his
company’s growth back? Competitors actions?
Unfriendly market environment?
If you have the same thoughts, try to remember the last time
your company's staff took a training or a course to improve
It's likely that the answer will be “I don't remember” or, simply,
“never”. And it's also likely that you have a couple really good
reasons for that. We’ve guessed five.
We have no
time for that!
Reason Number 1:
Training is for large companies
The smaller the staff, the more critical the
qualifications of each and every member of the
For example, let’s consider the sales department with five
specialists. If just one sales person is unable to handle his
duties, it means a minus 20% in sales. A fifth of a company's
entire sales depends on the abilities of a single person.
Of course, you can let the underachiever go and find a new
manager, or let him stay on and improve the knowledge of
sales. Sure, it will give you a 20% increase in the end.
We are a small company. Every
employee understands his duties very
well. What else is left to learn?
Reason Number 2:
Training takes a lot of time
Helpful skills can be added to any employee's
repertoire without having to tear them away from
An employee's time at work is worth a lot. Often, employees just
don't know how to take advantage of office programs and plan
their work day. In all, dozens of valuable working hours a day
are spent on mindless tasks. Teach employees the basics of
time management and effective using of Microsoft Word and
even these simple measures will noticeably increase the
eLearning, as opposed to face-to-face class time, is not
dependent on the instructor and his schedule. Employees can
study courses, for example, on the weekends from their home.
Many companies take this route.
In order to complete training, an
employee will be torn from work for
the whole day. My people don't have
that kind of time; plans go unmet...
Reason Number 3:
Training is expensive
This is absolutely true. Other than paying for expensive courses
with famous instructors, try to find courses that offer similar
training online. These options are more affordable and their quality
is not second to a “live” training program.
An average training session costs $300,
that's $12,000 for 40 employees. I don't
have that kind of money.
Reason Number 4:
No one wants to study
Interesting courses stand apart from others like a Hollywood
movie stands apart from an irksome documentary.
A high quality course is like a blockbuster, which will hold your
attention until the end. When there is a good plot with
interesting content in a comfortable format, anyone can gain
something from these courses.
No one wants to study. Employees
always resist new things and don't want
to leave their comfort zone. You even
can't make them read an extra book.
Reason Number 5:
Training can be free
You can’t find courses taught by leading
Harvard professors on YouTube.
YouTube can’t inform you which employees are truly studying
and which of those are simply pretending to pay attention.
Only through a particular, specialized service the employees
can receive full credit for a program with quality tests, as well
as to get analytics reports with graphics to the supervisor.
It's possible now to prepare a training program using Google
for you and your assistant. However, what do you do when
you need to train 40 employees of various professional
backgrounds? How do you maintain confidence in quality of
Why pay for training, when all the
materials are available on the internet
for free? On YouTube, you can find a
thousand lectures, books and articles
with open access.
Successful companies don't accept excuses
when it comes to developing and improving the
work of their employees.
In three years, every company in the world will
provide training for their employees, and it will
namely be online.
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course catalog, and you will get an easy-to-use instruments
to quickly assess personnel and evaluate the results.
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