As a Specialist Trainer for Harmless and a passionate supporter of personal growth I am consistently promoting and endorsing the importance of training. Learning and development is a vital part to any organisation however, training takes both time and money resulting in excuses like, “We are too busy to learn something new right now.” Or, “We just don’t have the money to pay for training.” Another reason why organisations often neglect training employees is because of past training experiences. Perhaps training was delivered poorly, or the topics just didn’t help. As a result organisations often don’t want to take future risks.
However, not training your employees also comes at a cost. Here are six reasons untrained employees can end up costing you more than trained ones.
1) Untrained employees mean unhappy employees
2) Untrained workers have a low production value
3) Untrained workers are inefficient
4) Lost time or money due to mistakes
5) An increase in miscellaneous expenses (due to mistakes)
6) Lost customers/clientele
Having a trained workforce means your workers are learning new skills that can enhance working practice, cut time spent in creation of your product (or service), reduce production costs, reduce mistakes, build confidence in your workforce, and create a better working environment. An investment in your employees’ skill sets is an investment in your company. When everyone gets better, everyone gets better.
Let’s Talk Training is the training operating arm of Harmless and out ethos is to work in partnership with your organisation to deliver bespoke packages to a high standard. We want to equip everyone with the skill and confidence to respond to someone in distress.
Speak to a member of our training team for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or why not book onto our next in house training…
26th July 2016, Full day course: Self Harm and Working with Self Harm.