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The Cost of (not) Training

April 30, 2011 4 comments

One thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.- Zig Ziglar

In a dynamically changing world where one has to be alert & learning all the time, a skill set gap can mean stagnation in terms of career path, monetary gains & opportunities too. While it is critical for the employers to invest in employee training to maintain efficiency, competence & competitive edge , It is equally of even more important for an employee to keep training themselvs.

Most often, an employer can find a better skilled replacement ( this has a cost, of course) instead of training existing employees. But, what does the bypassed employee do ?

Actually who pays the price if an employee is not trained enough for the job ?

  • Is the onus for training always on the employer only ?
  • And who should pay for training ?
  • who loses if an employee is not trained ?
  • Are we moving towards a employee initiated training scenario ?
  • How can we build a culture of continuous learning ?
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