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Effects of Bad Training vs. Good Training

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Effects-of-Bad-Training-vs-Good-TrainingPoor training can have long-lasting negative effects on your business – after all, reputations can be destroyed in seconds. When you first think about how you are going to train your employees, you might not think much of it. But it’s important to consider the long-term effects of bad training and good training. Remember, your business is only as good as your employees.

Bad Training
Increased Turnover
If an employee isn’t trained well, they aren’t going to feel comfortable at their job. The more mistakes they make because they weren’t trained well, the more frustrated they’re going to get. Managers will get frustrated that their employees aren’t performing well and will reprimand them. This will either lead to the employees quitting or getting fired – starting the whole cycle over again.

Hurt Reputation
If your employees can’t do their job well, then consumers and clients will notice. Unsatisfied and frustrated employees are also known to voice their complaints to consumers – either offhandedly or to purposefully hurt the business. Either way, customers will start going elsewhere for the services you offer and your business will lose money and credibility.

Broken Laws
It’s hard to follow the law if you don’t know the law. It’s unintentional, but it still puts you, your employees, and your business in a bad legal predicament. If your employees don’t know the laws they’re required to follow, there’s no end to the potential dangers that lay in your company’s future.

On-the-Job Accidents
Employee training generally covers on-the-job safety training. Without proper safety training, that not only puts your business in a bad spot legally, but it also puts your employees in physical danger. Even the smallest accidents can lead to lawsuits, lost profits, and the closure of your company. Safety training can, quite possibly, be argued as the most important training to provide to your employees.

Good Training
Empowered Employees
When employees know what they’re doing, they’re more confident when it comes to their job functions; no one wants to feel like they are underprepared at their job (hopefully!). A well-trained employee is an asset not only to themselves, but to you, your team, and your company.

Retention Rate
Being trained properly lets the employees know that their employer cares about their success. If employees know what they’re doing, they’re less likely to feel the need to look for a job that they feel they’re more qualified for or who’s management will provide them with better training.

Improved Business Performance
It’s simple, if your employees know what to do, your business will do better than if your employees didn’t!

If your business is known to have knowledgeable and helpful employees, then that reputation will circulate and more business will come your way!

In today’s technological world, it doesn’t take much for word of good business – or bad business! – to spread; the best thing you can do for your company is ensure your employees are properly trained and prepared for their job. This way, you will have set up your employees – and your company – for success.

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