Dear Workforce What Could We Do to Avoid Cuts to Our Training Programs?
Is your training designed and delivered by in-house staff, or is it outsourced? This will make a difference in how you interpret my answer.
Finally, these suggestions go along with the idea that companies need to tighten their belts in tough times, and the training function is not sacrosanct. Your training function will be more respected if you can replace a “Yes, but …” response with one that says, “Yes, and this is what we are doing about it.”
The final suggestion uses a different approach. It is based on the belief that if you cut training programs, the organization actually will lose money. The two approaches, of course, are not mutually exclusive.
SOURCE: Les Allan, Business Performance Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2009
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