Is employee training an investment or just another expense?

Is employee training an investment or just another expense?

I find many employers hire those who they feel are “qualified and experienced” employees to fill positions. Then little time is spend, if any,  and limited resources to orient and train these new arrivals in the practices the employers expect to be performed.


Results seem to be that many employees do not meet the expectations of the employer, or the new recruits are not as productive as the employers expect them to be. Results – new staff members fail to make the grade and are usually dismissed.  Some employees are injured, because they do not understand proper operating procedures of the tools and equipment they are expected to use.


This is a crazy cycle and does not make good business sense nor is it economically feasible.


What is the value of a well thought out and executed training program?


Isn’t a training program really an investment in a value asset?


Tune in to “Insurance Matters” to learn how my guest Sacramento’s Mike Dourgarian of Tech Skills shares his knowledge and experience on training employees.


This interview occurs on Tuesday, January 31st, 8 a.m. Pacific Time on Sacramento’s Money 105.5 FM or Online at


A podcast will be posting on my blog after the show so you may listen at a more convenient time.



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Tom Bone
Risk Insurance Advisor
ISU Insurance Services
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Roseville, California 95661
Phone 916.960.8758 or 800.823.4852 ext. 8758
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