Importance of Employee Training

Cite this article as: Palistha Maharjan, "Importance of Employee Training," in Businesstopia, January 13, 2018,

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Employee training is a special program designed to increase specific skills or knowledge in the employees, as per the necessity of the company. And as per their necessity, the training types also vary.

It plays a crucial role in the progress of any individual or any company. Despite the fact, several companies and employees may claim that training is a waste of time.
In such a case, following points would be enough to convince anyone that training is actually very important.

Banish employee’s weakness

Most employees have a certain type of weakness which prevents them from giving their best output. Providing training to such employees helps in increasing their working skills, eliminates their weaknesses and improves their performance.

Training brings all employees (capable as well as less capable) to a uniform level, resulting in a workforce that is fully reliable.

Cope with technological changes

Technological changes are not easier to cope with and if these changes are not managed in time, it can cause a huge loss to the company. Training educates the employees about the proper operation or use of technology.

Survive in a competitive market

At present generation, we can find a number of similar business firms in the market and there exists a high level of competition between them.

A company to ensure its survival must have employees with updated information and skills. Training broadens skills of employees and helps them in making quality output needed for the company to sustain in the market.

Increase productivity

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Training increases skills and knowledge of employees required to carry out their day to day tasks, and correctly carried out tasks always result in quality outputs.

Apart from increasing skills, training aims at increasing efficiency of the employees. Employees gain tactics to overcome any challenges, thus, becoming able to accomplish their tasks at a faster rate, increasing the productivity of the company.

Increase quality of goods and services

Training provides ideas or knowledge to the employees to correctly carry out their tasks. It informs the employees about the procedures for their concerned tasks.

Training does not only prepare the employees physically but mentally too. Employees gain confidence and become fully aware of their responsibilities and duties with training.

Ensure employee’s satisfaction

In lack of proper training, employees fail to make desired or expected output. Continuous failure develops feelings like unsupported, underachieving and inadequate in employees and they become unhappy with their performance.

If training is not provided to such employees in time, they will start to make mistakes, underperform and not care a thing about their output. It can cause great damages to the company.

Promote employee’s health and safety

Business firms such as industries and factories have various complicated machines, which, if operated carelessly or without proper knowledge can be a danger for the operator.

Therefore, training must be given to the employees in order to avoid any kind of accidents in the workplace.

Improve morale of employees

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Cite this article as: Palistha Maharjan, "Importance of Employee Training," in Businesstopia, January 13, 2018,

Morale is the sum of enthusiasm, confidence and discipline of a person. Proper training helps in improving the morale of the employees. Training also changes the attitude of an employee. It develops acceptable behavior in the employees and shapes them as per the organization’s environment. Furthermore, an employee learns to work in the group by promoting cooperation and mutual understanding.

Retain employees

Training is an opportunity for an employee to develop their career. When employees are given training by the company, they feel valued and become faithful, responsible and loyal in return. Simply, training works as an employee retaining factor.

Increase chances of promotion

With the increase in skills and knowledge, employees become able to take new responsibilities and handle more challenges. Such employees are at high chances of getting promoted.

Reduce supervisory management

Trained employees commit fewer mistakes as they are acquainted with the job. In the same way, trained employees are also committed to their job because of which rate of absenteeism and turnover is very low.

As employees are themselves very aware of their duties and responsibilities, the supervisor will need to spend less time watching their performance.

Reduce waste of time and miscellaneous expenses

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Employees are at risk of committing more mistakes (big or small) in lack of adequate skills. For an example, if a clerk does not know how to operate a photocopy or printing machine, his mistakes can cause loss of papers, printing ink, electricity as well as time.

A trained employee does his/her works without mistake, saving both time and money for the company.

Maintain good relationship with the public

Untrained employees are inefficient and can make a lot of mistakes. Their repeated mistakes can make clients unhappy, hampering company-client relation. This could lead to company’s bad public image in the long run.

Help employees comply with laws and regulations

Employees may not be familiar with the rules and regulations of their job. In such cases, wrong steps of any employee can cause legal issues which can lead to loss of company’s money, time and reputation as well.