Staff training benefits are many and present a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all staff, but many employers find most development opportunities expensive. Employees may miss out on work time while attending training sessions, which may delay the completion of work projects. Despite the potential drawbacks, training and development provides both the company as a whole and individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.
Employees who are struggling to cope with the demands of their job should be assessed in order to determine as to whether there are any training and development requirements. Provisions should be implemented in order to improve their performance prior to commencing any formal performance management process. It is important to consider that any formal performance management process which results in the termination of employment of an employee without considering and applying any relevant training could render any subsequent termination of employment unfair.