Investing in employee training is a great way to improve business productivity while fostering employee growth and engagement. However, it can be hard to know how to get the most out of the experience. There are steps you can take before and after your employees attend training to ensure your company and its employees are getting the most out of the investment. Let’s walk through five tips to make employee training as beneficial as it can be for your company!
- Draw Connections
It’s important that employees come into training feeling encouraged and ready to learn. Taking the time to draw connections between their jobs and how training will directly benefit and impact their daily tasks boosts participation and interest. This makes for a better class for employees and a better outcome for employers.
- Set Expectations
Employees’ should be aware that they are expected to use the training they receive. This will shape the way they view and utilize their training time. Going into training knowing their work should be directly impacted will stress the need to learn the information. It will also boost the connections drawn from classroom training to job situations.
- Share The Details
Oftentimes, a supervisor or manager is the point of contact when coordinating training. Once the details are set, they should be shared with all employees who will be attending training sessions. Some of this information may be provided to each employee enrolled by the training site, but the overseer should make sure any details left out are relayed. This step will alleviate uncertainty from the employees while also creating a more relaxed, stress-free experience of learning.
- Emulate The Message
Supervisors and managers should also be trained on the information their employees are getting. In some cases, they can train alongside their employees which proves very beneficial. If this is not available, find time outside the employee training where they can train on the information. Doing this will ensure the correct behaviors and skills are being emulated down to employees.
- Conduct A Post-Training Meeting
Taking time after training to meet with employees is a great way to learn how the training process flowed. Employees should be able to provide valuable feedback to ensure the training met the goals intended. This meeting is also another chance to reiterate the evolution and impact that the training should be having on employees’ work.
At Training Concepts, we like to make the process before, during and after training as enjoyable and beneficial as possible. How can we help your company benefit most in its training journey?