There is a growing concern of employee engagement being on the decline, causing challenges for today’s employers. Employee’s are seeking a continuous opportunity for learning, and this article will provide tips for employee training to keep your team engaged.
According to FlexJobs, studies cite how workers want workplace flexibility. And that’s true, but it’s not the only non-monetary desire workers have. What else do they hold in high regard, that will give your employees a higher level of engagement and less likelihood of leaving your company? Two words: employee training.
Keep it consistent.
Offering your workers a one-and-done training sesh isn’t going to cut it when it comes to employee engagement. In order for your employees to feel the full effects of training, there should be multiple sessions over a period of time. After all, they need time to process the information, and in doing so, they will appreciate the investment that the company is making in them.
Tailor the training.
Every employee is different, and as such, their training needs might vary greatly. Take the time to assess each one of your workers to see where their strengths and their weaknesses lie. Doing a preliminary check will help you as you decide what type of training they will need, along with its intensity and frequency.
Think about the future.
If you thought you could offer training to your workers that might solely aid them in performing their jobs, think again. In order for training to truly be effective, it should encompass what they need to know for their jobs, while also preparing them for the future. Ideally, training should enhance their performance in their roles, but also offer enough information that they can take with them to their next position.
In a Bridge survey cited in the Recruiter article, three-quarters of respondents said that they were concerned that their skills were out-of-date. That’s why your training sessions with your workers should be comprised of material that they need right now. Don’t give them outdated training tools that date back 20 years (unless they’re still valid today), or that they can’t utilize.
Before you begin, research current industry standards so that you can give your employees the best and most current information out there. That will help them not only excel in their jobs, but it might also maximize their productivity and give them the confidence to think creatively and propose new ideas.
Make it mobile.
Your training sessions should go beyond paper manuals and in-person assistance. With today’s telecommuting workforce, you need to make sure that the training your employees receive goes with them wherever they are. Use collaboration tools so that the information is always within reach and readily available. So even if you have an entirely in-office staff, a remote workforce, or a mix of the two, make sure that training materials can go where your employees work and play.
Remember that it is important to put the time into your team, so that they continue to remain involved.
Original article here.
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