The Negative Effects of Lack of Training in the Workplace

Date: 24/01/2020
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Your employees can contribute to the success of your company when they are trained to perform their jobs according to industry standards.

Training is essential for management as well as staff. Some companies consider in-depth training an unnecessary expense and expect new employees to learn on the job from supervisors and older employees. However, this type of training is often inadequate and creates problems for the business.

Employees are interested in performing their jobs well to advance the company, feel a sense of pride for a job well done and advance to higher positions. When there is no training, employees do not understand how to do their jobs and none of these goals are possible. This leads to low morale among workers, which results in employee turnover. A company with a reputation for high employee turnover is also unattractive to potential job candidates.

The rate of production is low when employees don't know enough to perform their jobs confidently. To save time, employers often delegate the task of training to employees who have been on the job longer. But many times, these employees aren't given extra time to do so; they still need to complete their own work. So they rush through the training, or leave it up to the new employee to ask questions.

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