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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Train Your Employees


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Why do small companies refuse to train employees?
Almost every business owner has a couple really good
reasons for that. We’ve guessed five.
Do you agree with them?

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Train Your Employees

  1. 1. 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Train Your Employees And Why It Keeps Small Companies Down Online courses for employees with practical cases of leading US companies
  2. 2. 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 their qualifications? 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! « Training is too expensive! « 2
  3. 3. Reason Number 1: Training is for large companies The smaller the staff, the more critical the qualifications of each and every member of the team. 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? «
  4. 4. 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 their work. 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 company’s productivity. 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... «
  5. 5. 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. «
  6. 6. 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. «
  7. 7. 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 learning materials? 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. «
  8. 8. 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. WORLD LEADERS THINK DIFFERENTLY During 14 days, all employees will receive access to a course catalog, and you will get an easy-to-use instruments to quickly assess personnel and evaluate the results. Would you like to give it a try? 8 Try Eduson’s courses free for 14 days