It’s a well-known fact that your workforce will perform their best when they are properly trained and motived. When everyone understands their duties and how to effectively carry these out, workforce morale is typically much higher.

It is important for employers to understand the outcome if their company fails to organise onsite training, experiential methods of learning and adopt a culture of ongoing development. The results can be detrimental to the company’s overall performance, productivity and can result in increased costs.

Dissatisfied employees

One of the key outcomes of failing to implement the proper training for your employees is an overarching dissatisfaction in their work and workplace. Where employees are not equipped with the correct skillsets, they will often become frustrated at their inability to perform their jobs to a high standard.

Moreover, lower productivity will reduce the likelihood of promotions, salary increases and other opportunities, which can result in employees looking for alternative opportunities that offer them training and development prospects. Regular workplace training can help stave off dissatisfaction and keep employees engaged in their jobs.

Where businesses avoid regular and essential employee training and development, they may find it more difficult to retain and attract professionals. Where people can not see space to grow and develop their skills they will typically avoid that business.

Reduced productivity

Maximum output is impossible to achieve where employees are not sufficiently and effectively trained. Workplace training not only teaches employees to do their job but more so how to do their job well. An environment that fosters adequate training can look forward to seeing an improved output when it comes to productivity and can rely on employees to take responsibility for their tasks, reducing the need for management to always be on call to supervise.

Where companies leave employees to perform their duties without the proper training, they will never be able to undertake these to the best of their capability. This will ultimately result in errors, mistakes and loss of profit.

Increased risk

Whether the risk is a loss of profit, working with secure data or health and safety related, lack of workplace training can result in increased risk for businesses. An untrained employee may be given a task which involves them working with sensitive data or equipment, and failure to implement the proper training can result in physical danger to themselves or others, or the potential of private information falling into the wrong hands, causing the knock-on effect of a PR crisis and worse.