How You Can Make Your Training Program More Efficient
- BY AHA!
In business as in life, time is money. Training programs involve immense amounts of time to plan and execute, not to mention capital that could otherwise be spent elsewhere. For these reasons, designing a more efficient and effective training program for your employees should be your priority as a responsible business leader.
Here are the best ways to make your training program more efficient so that you and your employees can return to work better focused and prepared to handle the business of the day.
Create an Online Training Course
Seemingly everything is going digital in the twenty-first century. Business training is no exception. Online training courses can make use of different tools and techniques to help employees learn. Moving your training course online is a great move if you have offices spread across a state or region. This alleviates the burden of travel that would be required to attend a physical training course and blackens your budget’s bottom line by eliminating travel expenses from the books. This is also a great option if you have employees with mobility issues who cannot easily travel for training.
No employee wants to sit through a training covering material that they have already learned, and you don’t want to squander the resources to re-teach it either. Make sure that when you’re considering the topics to be covered at your training, you are aware of who is attending your training and any similar courses they might have taken before. If you have a large group of which some employees have learned an important material already but others have not, you can work around this problem by dividing the training up into segments. This will allow employees who already know the material in question to skip that portion of your training while attending the rest.
Extend Training Into the Workplace
Ideally, you want to create a spillover effect where the learning that occurred during your training course continues once your employees return to work. You can help achieve this by creating a collective resource to use after training. Slack is a great web-based community-building tool for creating this kind of environment that can serve as a de facto training program after yours has officially ended.
Making your training program efficient doesn’t have to be difficult. These are just a few simple things that you can implement so that you are able to do so. Follow these tips while planning your next big training event for a better, more successful program.
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