Training is number one

As I’ve pointed out more than once, training your employees is one of the best things you can do to benefit your business and your team. Even so, fears about what happens if you train your staff and they leave to find a better job are prevalent — but consider the alternative: What happens if you don’t train them, and they stay? As Derek Christian found out, training is key to success: He successfully dropped attrition from 300% to zero in 2009, and used a strategic training and career counseling program to more than double his business’ size. The number-one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel challenged, he says: “People, especially of this generation, want to learn new things.” (CNN Money Online).

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