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Growth & Development - Increase/Improve Training

Increasing or improving workplace training is a “no brainer” in any workplace setting. Giving employees the tools to do work better, in more efficient ways will improve workplace processes, employee morale and the bottom line. As a result, training is an investment in future company growth more than it is an initial cost to the company.

Goal


Improve employee knowledge, work efficiency and offer the tools to conduct work better.

What is Increase/Improve Training?
Workplace training is the process of developing knowledge, skills and efficiency in your job. Employers conduct different types of training depending on their requirements, the urgency of their needs and the availability of resources. Workplace training is also needed by new hires that may need the extra education to allow them to do their jobs at the highest possible level.

How does Increase/Improve Training improve employee engagement and culture?
It is important for employees to know that their manager (or company) is interested in their development and is willing to periodically take time to discuss and encourage their progress, including learning. Managers should develop learning goals and, when debriefing on projects, discuss what the employee learned from that project. This strategy can also help increase the effectiveness of all training at your organization. With management involvement and employee input, greater engagement is achieved at every level and with various colleagues/divisions.

What are the benefits?
Increased job satisfaction
Increased employee motivation
More efficiencies within processes
Increased innovation in strategies and products
Engaged workforce

How do you Increase/Improve Training in the workplace?
It’s important to establish program goals while capturing the needs of employees. Understand how employee performance will improve or be affected by the training and how it can be used as an attraction and retention tool. It’s also important to include employees and ask staff what they would like to learn about or train and get them involved in designing a training program.

Action


Increase/Improve Training In The Workplace

Establish program goals: Before you embark on your project, you need to pinpoint the goals, needs and target audiences. It’s not enough to just listen to what senior stakeholders think users need.

Choose the right method: Everyone learns differently and at their own pace. This might mean some people are better in a classroom setting while others might prefer a YouTube or online course. Know your needs.

Deliver training at the right time: It’s important to provide training to employees in ways that will be most useful to them. Make sure there is time for it and there is no stress associated with time away from work.

Track and improve: Learning is never static. Review coursework for relevancy and satisfaction. Ask employees about their experience and post-training performance.

Talk to new hires: Gauge the experience of new hires and what their needs are. A proper onboarding or training program at the beginning will ensure career success later on.

Reference Material
How Learning & Development Impacts Employee Engagement
How to implement an effective employee training program
Employee Training and Development: Reasons and Benefits

Updated on: 08/31/2023

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