Employee training and development is key to organisational growth. Employees are your greatest assets; you need to empower them with the skills that are critical to meeting organisational goals. Organisations that have invested in employee training programmes benefit from an engaged and loyal workforce.
If you don’t have a training programme in place and you would like to develop one, this article will guide you through the process.
What is an employee training programme?
The overall objective of the training is to enhance your employees’ skills set to prepare them for their current and future assignments. You can develop a training programme for individual employees, for departments or the entire organisation.
How do you design and deliver an employee training programme?
A successful employee training programme requires careful planning and implementation. Here are some of the steps to creating a successful employee training programme.
- Identify Training Needs
Start with analysing your employee’s skills and knowledge gap. Involving them at this stage will give you a true reflection of what the focus of the training should be. The training needs analysis will also help you assess which skills are necessary to meet your overall business goals.
- Develop learning objectives
Now that you have established the essential skills for your team, set the learning objectives. Break the overall learning objectives into specific ones for each employee or department. Learning objectives will give you a direction of where you want to go with the training. The learning objectives should define what each employee will learn and how the training will help them do what they couldn’t do before.
- Develop Training Material
Now that you have specific objectives, it’s time to develop your training material. To effectively plan your learning material, you need to determine the following:
- Who is conducting the training programme?- You can choose to use an experienced professional within your organisation, outsource the services of other experienced professionals, or do a mixture of both. You can explore any of these options depending on what your team’s training needs are.
At BongoHive Consult, we take advantage of both in-house and outsourced training to give the team a chance to acquire relevant skills from different professionals.
If you would like to outsource the services of other professionals, we are happy to help. We provide training programmes to corporate organisations on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Visit our website to learn more.
2. Training method: Determine what type of training method would work well for your team. Remember to engage your team in coming up with this decision. Using a training method that your team is not familiar with may lead to low participation. There are several options to choose from; online or in-person, individual or group training, self-paced or structured timeline. You can also use a Corporate Learning Management System to implement customised and convenient training.
- Conduct The Training
Before you conduct the training, ensure that your employees will be available to attend the training. Think of ways to lighten their workload during the training period so that they can focus. Doing this will motivate your team to fully participate in the training and make your employee training programme successful.
- Review Your Training Programme
Once you have implemented your employee training programme, it is vital to evaluate it and measure its success over time. According to the objectives and metrics you set, you can measure the effectiveness of your training programme monthly or quarterly.
Ask employees to give you feedback on what worked and what didn’t well. If you think you might not get honest answers, use anonymous feedback mechanisms. If the training didn’t go as planned, you might need to revise the training programme. Be sure to review your training programmes as your organisation grows or changes
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