As I said in part one of this blog post, there are always pros and cons to spending money as a business, and employee training courses can be pretty costly. Last time I told you the benefits of employee training courses, and it’s only fair that I also give you an idea of the drawbacks.
It can be very costly training members of staff. If the training is done internally you have to pay one of your employees to do the training instead of their normal job; if the training is done by an outside trainer, you have to pay for his service. There is the option of sending your employees to an external place, such as a seminar or conference, but again this can be pretty costly.
As well as this, finding an internal trainer can be more difficult than it may seem. Someone might be incredible at their job, but might not have the ability to train other members of staff. This would mean that you would have to find either another member of staff to act as trainer, or hire an external trainer – both of which will be costly.
The third drawback of employee training courses is that the can be pretty time consuming, but if you don’t devote enough time to it then it’s worthless. Even new staff need to be trained properly, and if this is neglected it can result in them being unclear on how to properly do their job.
Hopefully this has given you an idea of the drawback of employee training courses, and you have enough information to decide whether or not it is a worthy investment in your workplace. For more tips and tricks around HR, recruitment and business, check out the rest of our blog!