By: Myron Curry
Training is a process that requires employees to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge needed to perform their job. Recent studies have found that company training is linked to improved employee performance, development and retention. An employee will not be able to reach their full potential unless they are adequately trained. A poorly trained employee will eventually lead to poor performance. When company training is implemented, it helps organization become more competitive, improves revenue and employee performance.
Unfortunately, many organizations reduce or cut their training budget when the economy slows down which has a negative impact on the overall company. As corporate budgets get tighter and tighter, organizations are demanding that their expenditures on training be fiscally justified. Trainers are being asked to build a business case for making training investments, and they are being required to determine what those investments yield.
It is important for organizations to maintain a consistent training strategy in order to compete. The costs of proving employee training can be reduced and controlled by developing a comprehensive training plan for your workforce. In addition, the cost can further be reduced by using a variety of training methods including video streaming, DVDs, webinars, and instructor-led course to name a few. In simple aspects, the employee training programs are a good way to make the employees ready to step into a world of competition and success using simple and basic business ideas. Every company should implement the concept of employ training in their business, so that their employees make a good start and contribute to lead the business to an unimaginable height.
• What are the training needs for our organization?
• Who needs to be trained?
• Is this training in alignment with our organizations goals and objectives? If yes, how?
• Who will be conducting the training sessions?
• What training media or format be used? (video, online training, instructor, seminar, classroom, activities, exercises...)
• How will the information learned be transferred in to the job?
• How will the training be monitored and measured to see if it is successful or not?
It may also be a good idea to meet with other managers, supervisors and employees to get their feedback on what type of training they think is needed. This is good way to get the necessary input from others in order to help make the training relevant and effective. For your program to be successful, the training must be both desired by the employee and beneficial to the overall company. It is important that employers follow up on training to ensure it produces the desired results for the company.
About the Author: Myron Curry is the President of Business Training Media, a leading provider of employee online training material for improving workforce productivity. Subscribe to his free Workforce Management Newsletter that’s jammed packed with informative articles, tips, case studies, white papers, downloads and more.
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