Defending HR's Budget: 4 Types of Training Never to Cut
One of the first line items in HR's budget to get cut is often training, which can be perceived by high-level executives as “a good thing to do” but non-essential to their organizations in these challenging financial times.
In reality, workforce training has never been more important, and it provides a stronger-than-ever return on investment.
Whatever the national financial climate, employers are under attack by staff and by government enforcement agencies. Consider the following facts:
- 90,000+ charges are filed by EEOC annually
- The EEOC recovered $372 million for charging parties in 2013; a record number for the agency
- The EEOC began its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2012 to 2016 by targeting specific workforce groups and industries and promising systemic enforcement, expanding education and outreach, and improvements to customer service
This whitepaper covers the four most essential training programs for most workforces:
- Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training
- Workplace Violence Prevention Training
- Wage & Hour Violation Prevention Training
- Ethics & Code of Conduct Training