Your business needs employees with great attitude and right skill sets! As the owner or manager, you need to provide your employees with the tools and training to do their jobs the way you wanted.
Maintaining an employee training and education program is not easy or cheap but lacking it will negatively impact your business success and growth. Think twice next time when you are tempted to cutback on employee training budget as it may temporary reduce costs but can undermine your company’s ability to remain on top of new developments, eliminate competitive edge and make it harder for you to retain employees.
Consider setting aside a budget for your employee training. You may consider providing tuition reimbursements and/or provide learning methods such as e-learning and mentoring. Make it easy for your employees to learn and allow them to learn at their own pace. Consider pairing employees or provide job shadowing opportunities.
Your employees are not obligated to complete courses on their personal time. It is your job to make scheduling accommodations or adjust workloads when necessary so that your employees can learn, improve and grow.