Actual Comments of Why Employees Leave
“The training program is outdated and needs to be refreshed.”
How many times have you sat through a training program and thought “this training program must be a hundred years old”?
What is the purpose of training? The purpose of training is to develop the skills and knowledge of employees so they can perform their roles effectively and efficiently. Training must be current and relevant to meet the needs of today’s business and technological advancements. With the fast pace of business and technology changes, organizations need to review their training programs on a regular basis to keep them updated.
Training programs should begin with a well thought out strategy.
• What are the required competencies and skills in the organization?
• What current skills exist in the organization today?
• Where are the skill gaps within the organization?
• Has the organization developed an action plan to show how an investment in training and development will help meet business goals and objectives?
• Has an implementation plan been developed?
Training costs can be significant in any business; however, many employers are prepared and willing to incur these costs because they expect the business to benefit from employees’ development and progress. The benefits of current and well-designed training programs include improved employee morale, reduced turnover, increased productivity, promotional opportunities, less supervision, and fewer costly mistakes to name a few. If an organization is providing training in order to check something off the “To Do” list, that is wasted money. Employees know when an organization is committed or not committed to training. Benefit your organization by taking the time to create a well thought out training program and achieve results through your employee’s performance and actions.
(Turnover Tuesday is a blog post brought to you by Human Systems Development, an exit interview company who has compiled these comments through exit interviews completed with clients. These exit interviews have been conducted in the workplace with ExitRight, our proprietary exit interviewing service. We value the privacy of our clients, their names, and the name of the person who provided this comment; that is why they are all kept confidential. Return weekly for Turnover Tuesday, to improve employee retention in your organization).
|About Deb Dwyer|
Deborah Dwyer is the founder and president of Human Systems Development. With over 30 years of combined experience in human resource management and survey research, Deborah’s extensive knowledge reaches beyond organizational research to include significant expertise in work climate improvement, retention, hiring and selection, employee orientation, performance management systems, recognition programs, and career development systems.