What is the loss of NOT training?
Training employees is an important factor in increasing revenues and reducing costs. At the same time, the absence of training is one of the most important reasons for incurring losses.
Corporate managements always ask to know the expected return ROI from a specific training program, but management rarely asks about the losses incurred by the company as a result of neglect or lack of seriousness of training.
The answer, quite simply, is that there is an indirect loss related to the decline in sales and revenues ,as a result of the lack of efficiency in sales and customer service, due to the absence of continuous training, also there are direct losses related to the increase in expenses and costs as a result of the lack of efficiency in the staff and workers of operations and production.
Salaries and wages expenses are likely to increase as a result of the inefficiency resulting from the lack of training in general.
If there is an increase in maintenance expenses, it is likely to be due to the wrong handling of those in charge of machines and equipment due to the lack or absence of appropriate training.
If there are labor lawsuits the company has lost, or financial pealties that is exposed as a result of violating labor, health or municipal laws, then it is certainly the reason for the lack of compliance training .
If there are unjustified overtime expenses, then surely the reason lies in the weakness of the leadership and supervisory skills of the managers as a result of their neglected continuous training.
There are many negative consequences of the lack of seriousness in continuous training programs in companies, but why do companies neglect training?
The main factor and the first is the high costs of training and the lack of weighting it among the priorities of the administration in spending, and the second factor lies in the lack of seriousness of the employees in receiving training as a result of the absence of incentives and motivation.
Here, advice must be given to training managers or those responsible for training in companies to go towards training using gamification because of its low cost and its high attractiveness to employees and workers.