Two managers are talking about training that their direct reports need. The first asks, “What if we train them and they just leave? We’ll have invested all this time, money and effort and gotten nothing for it in return.” The second responds, “Yeah, but what if we don’t train them and they stay?”
In the USA, 3 million workers quit their jobs every month. That number doesn’t include retirees, layoffs or transfers… only folks who flat out say “I’m done”. One of the biggest reasons people cite for leaving a job is that they didn’t feel that they were being engaged – not by their work, their boss nor their organization. When someone quits, it creates a lot more work for the people who remain – for former co-workers, who now must “pick up the slack”, to managers who must search for, find, vet and then train a replacement. This cycle costs trillions of dollars – all of which could have been avoided for mere pennies on the dollar.
Training is an integral part of solving this problem. When employees receive formal training, they report an increased job satisfaction because they are of more value to the organization. Likewise, the company receives the all the benefits that come along with a more highly trained workforce.
The problem, however, is time. There is work to be done, and usually what happens is that training waits until tomorrow… only tomorrow never comes. Likewise, finding qualified trainers who don’t break the bank is almost impossible, and who has the time to find, interview and hire them anyway?
We’re pleased to offer an online solution to your training needs. We cover topics like Statistical Process Control (SPC), Lean, Six Sigma and Problem Solving. Students can log on at their convenience – courses are available 24/7/365. We also offer three levels of courses to accommodate different levels of understanding.