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Why Aren't More Companies Training Their Employees?

With all the benefits of employee training, you would expect more and more businesses to be investing significant amounts into training their workforce. But, in recent times, businesses have been prioritizing training less and less, with many employees only receiving training when they first arrive as a new recruit to go over the basics of their role and the tasks expected from them. But, what many business owners fail to do is completely realize the benefits of giving their employees continuous training. Along with that, training can be expensive – and cost cutting takes a priority. Here are some of the top reasons why employee training is ignored, and why these reasons shouldn’t matter.

Cutting Costs

One of the biggest reasons why businesses are failing to train their employees regularly is because it can be costly. Of course, putting every employee through a Six Sigma course from is going to tighten the budget at bit, but what many business owners and managers don’t realize is that spending more on training could eventually result in the business making a higher profit. By investing in regular employee training, you will have a workforce which is more equipped to be efficient, produce better results, and increase customer satisfaction – all factors which lead to better profitability.

Is it Necessary for Employee Satisfaction?

Another reason that business owners forego regular training for their employees is that they don’t believe it is absolutely necessary for employee satisfaction. Whilst there are, of course, many other ways of ensuring employee satisfaction and engagement without spending as much money, it’s important to note that ongoing training and development options is a proven method of guaranteeing employee satisfaction and engagement. Employees who feel like they are being given better and bigger opportunities by being offered the change to take part in regular, ongoing training will feel more valued and better motivated to work to their full potential and improve their own career.


Another of the main reasons why business owners and managers opt to give their employees minimal training is that it is time consuming. When employees are in training sessions, attending conferences or taking an exam, they’re not in the office, on the shop floor, or at their workstation doing their job. As a result, businesses who are not prepared to handle employees being away from their position for training can suffer with delayed deadlines, decreased quality of work, and inefficiency through being short staffed. However, there are ways to combat this – by ensuring that your workforce is fully prepared and creating a training schedule in order to ensure that there are not large numbers of employees away from the workplace at the same time, you can achieve the best results from employee training without your business having to suffer too many consequences.

Why are businesses forgetting about employee training? Although it may seem like simply an option, ongoing training and development can be hugely beneficial to your business and therefore shouldn’t be seen as a simple afterthought.

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