Skills And Training: How To Develop An Employee Training Plan
Employee development is essential for a strong business. About 86% of millennials report that they would stay at their jobs if they had more career development and training opportunities.
A learning culture in your company can increase retention rates by 30-50%. Keep employees and you’ll save money on replacement costs.
Your company might be one of the few that doesn’t have a problem finding employees in the middle of “The Great Resignation.”
It all begins with an employee training plan. It’s the best way to show your employees that you’re invested in their career growth and they have opportunities in your company.
Keep reading to discover the steps to create training programs in your organization.
1. Set Training Goals
You’re going to need several trainings for employees. One will be onboarding training for new hires. Another one might be on policies, procedures, and systems.
Ask yourself how you want the business to benefit from training programs. It’s possible that there’s low morale or you want to improve productivity.
Once you set the training goals, determine the learning objectives for each phase of employee training.
2. Determine How Training Gets Delivered
There are two primary ways to deliver employee training programs. The first is to hire an outside company to handle the training. The other way is to produce the material internally.
External training is appropriate to develop hard skills and knowledge, such as logistics and management training. Go here to see an example of such training programs.
It’s best to produce training programs internally that cover company culture and company-specific systems and procedures.
3. Produce the Training Material
Internal training programs require time and resources to produce them. You don’t need to have a huge production budget. You can use animation tools to produce your training at an affordable price.
When you script the training programs, go over the key learning objectives and repeat the most important takeaways. Repetition helps employees remember key concepts.
You’ll need to have a learning platform to host the training. These let you add supporting materials and quiz employees on learning objectives.
4. Measure Results and Adjust
Employees love the convenience of learning at home, but you need to know if it’s more effective. You might find that employees retain information better if they learn during office hours.
The benefit of having a learning platform is that you can measure the impact of your employee training plan. You already set the KPIs to measure.
There are other ways to track results outside of the platform. Employee surveys that measure engagement, performance assessments, and feedback are helpful to measure results.
You may have to adjust your employee training plan if you’re short of your goals.
Build an Effective Employee Training Plan
Employee training programs aren’t a waste of time. They help foster employee engagement, professional development, and increase employee retention.
How do you ensure that you have the best employee training plan for your company? Set goals, find the best way to deliver the training, and produce it.
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