This topic brings out our favorite reasons to do what we do: Higher employee performance ratings, lower rates of absenteeism and decreased job turnover.
Organizations depend on having people who not only are empowered to make changes and improvements in daily operations, but also have the necessary skills to do so.
Training gives employees the encouragement to do their best by helping them to discover skills and capacity that they may not even know they have. It will also give them new skills, and an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to their teams and organization. When you give your employees the opportunity to learn and develop, most of the time they will exceed even your highest expectations.
And how do you best create and a training program that brings out the best in people? As we tell our clients, there are three simple rules to keep in mind:
ANALYZE KNOWLEDGE GAPS TO CREATE ACCURATE EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAMS – Chances are, you have people in your company who don’t have all the knowledge and skills they need in order to drive your company forward. Turn to the employees themselves and ask for their feedback. Ask what’s missing to help them succeed in their current position, and what they think they’ll need in order to advance in the company.
DEFINE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – Don’t just create employee training problems where you check off some boxes, you’ll only get mediocre results and a lack of participation. That clearly defeats the purpose! Set goals that genuinely matter and go beyond the standard.
MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEE TRAINING EXPERIENTIAL – People remember what they experience first, best. That’s why an experiential training program is so important. This will get employees excited from day one and attract top talent.
Sit down with your managers, or get a professional training company, and develop training programs that will bring out the best in people by closing the knowledge and skills gap necessary to succeed.
Train to win.