Train your Agency

Agency Training and EducationValue of Training

Because free public education is a basic part of the American way of life, many employers feel that a training program is strictly a one-way proposition.  It is looked upon as a cost item only - a fringe benefit for employees.  Properly organized and administered, however, the benefits of an employee training program to the agency far exceed the costs.  The agency reaps a handsome return on the investment made in its employees through training and education.

Unless each employee knows how to do their job, the agency cannot function.  Unfortunately, the supply of skilled and well-trainined office workers is far less than the demand.  The agency must create its own by a training program which imparts skills and develops the abilities of the workers it is able to recruit and select.  To refrain from doing so is false economy.  Clearly the extent of training efforts expended on any one employee depends upon their ability and whether they are a temporary employee or a permanent member of the organization.  Without some training, however, even the most temporary employee will be unsatisfactory. She will be suitable for only the simplest jobs and require an excessive amont of supervision. Properly trained, they will be more productive and require less supervision.

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