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Do Companies Take Too Long to Train Employees?

Companies take a wide variety of approaches to train new employees. Some may refuse to hire those new to the field and insist new hires have at least a couple years of relevant experience. These companies might devote minimal to no effort or resources to training, assuming that, based on their hiring policy, employees come to work equipped with all the skills they need.

Even companies that do put effort into training often try to keep onboarding as brief as possible and focus only on the bare essentials. This is also a mistake because it increases the time it takes an employee to get up to speed and provide the value the company expects from a new full-time equivalent (FTE) employee.

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