More and more organisations are opening their eyes to the incredible opportunities corporate training programmes have for them. Indeed, employee training and development programmes, when thoughtfully implemented, are the cornerstone of a company’s success.
With the emergence of great technologies and rising interest in the measurable impact of training, the advantages are now more attainable than ever before. Implementing a corporate training strategy into your business will provide employees with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful and in turn facilitate further success of your business.
It’s also the key to a happy workforce. According to long-term research conducted at the Middlesex University Institute for Work Based Learning, employee satisfaction grows with the number of corporate trainings they are exposed to. Almost three quarters (74%) of participants who took part in the study asserted that a lack of training is the biggest hurdle in achieving their full potential at work, while 87% of Millennials stated that professional development and career growth were very important to them.
Most, if not all, organisations have some form of training in place but it can often be sporadic and untimely. Building a corporate training strategy will not only formalise the process but also make it easier to measure its success. So, how do you get started with Corporate Training?
Firstly, identify your training needs to establish what training is required. There’s no point offering training in something that is irrelevant to learners. A skills gap analysis is a good way to do this but it’s also important to ask employees what they would like to learn and what they feel will help them be more successful in their role.
Once your company’s learning needs and skills shortages have been identified then you should set objectives to help define the goals of the learning and development programme you are about to implement.
Choosing the type of training to offer employees can seem like a bit of a minefield and different training programmes will address varying needs, budgets and desirable outcomes.
Depending on the size of business and budget available, you might want to deliver the programmes in-house or hire an external company to help train employees; you may have identified that employees would prefer workshop-based training to traditional classroom-style presentations; or you may feel employees respond better to e-learning.
Whichever corporate training programme you decide to implement, one thing that has been proven is that people learn better when they are offered learning in smaller, routine chunks, as opposed to occasional, drawn out training sessions. This method, as well as offering a variety of mediums in which training is delivered, is also more effective in keeping employees engaged.
By adopting a corporate training programme that is right for your company, not only will employees further their own professional development and learn skills to do their job better but you’ll be more likely to retain employees – according to the 2019 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report, a whopping 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers.
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