Your employees are the most valuable capital you have and investing in them is essential to be a strong company. Managers, training departments, and HR departments have a lot to do with employee training. And choosing the right way and the right materials is very important.
Choose the right medium
If the subject does not require otherwise, choose the digital medium. It’s way more cost-effective than using hard copies or organizing events. Here are some advantages of e-learning:
-Lectures can be taken any number of times
-It is easier to keep it updated and personalize
-Participants can take courses whenever and wherever they are willing to
-Results are trackable
-Fewer distractions more concentration
Listen to your Employees
Planning a training strategy starts with listening. Ask the employees what they need. On which subjects do they feel insufficient? Which subjects do they want to master? When do they want to have the training? Their needs are a good starting point. You should continue to listen to employees even after implementing the training plan. Collect the feedback, and use it to make your training plan better.
Aligning Training to Business Goals
Besides employee needs, detect company needs. Try to understand the reasons behind organizational problems and detect which training is required to solve these problems. Check business goals, and how close your company is to achieving them. Then you will be able to understand what kind of training is urgently needed.
Choose the right content for people
There is no course to fit every employee’s needs. Yes, some topics everyone has something to benefit from learning, but time is your limited resource. You need to decide your priorities.
Departments, work experience, prior training, and personal traits will help you to personalize your training strategy. Forcing someone to complete a course they already know is no good for anyone right?
Choose the right materials
Content and the way of delivering it is also very important. The latest trends show us, microlearning is the most preferred model. Keep it short, simple, and catchy. If you need further information about microlearning, you can find the details in our “What is microlearning?” article.
Always keep tracking the latest trends and findings of learning theories. The way we live life, the way we work, and training technologies are changing fast. Find creative and effective ways of delivering corporate training, and keep yourself educated too