Training Managers: Don’t Make These 4 Employee Training Mistakes
Not properly training your employees is like throwing someone who can’t swim into a pool, and hoping they’ll just figure out what to do. While the stakes in these scenarios aren’t equal, not giving your employees the education, resources, and support they need to succeed is like saying you don’t care if they fail.
employee training mistakes that threaten to derail the entire training plan. Knowing which mistakes trip up training the most is the first step to preventing them.
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The cost of poor employee trainingAll employees go through training, whether they are onboarded to the company, learning new software, or beginning a new process. Employee training mistakes contribute to frustration, disengagement, and employee churn. According to a report by EBN, it costs 33% of a worker’s annual salary to hire a replacement. Then there are the additional costs of providing employee training all over again.
Employee Training Mistakes to AvoidHR leaders, employers, and managers must establish an effective employee training approach that avoids this costly cycle. Start by avoiding these four employee training mistakes.
1. UnpreparednessBeing unprepared for employee training will hurt efficiency and drive up costs later on. Prepare for the employee training process by outlining goals and identifying what tools and resources you need to achieve them. You must also be able to answer these questions:
- How do you plan to fit the training into the daily workflow?
- Who will lead and maintain the training as you go?
- How will you reinforce the material employees learn?