Video:How to Continue to Train Employees to Be Better at Their Jobswith Meghan Lynn Allen
Continued employee training will help foster a more efficient and innovative workforce. Check out these tips about how to continue to train employees to improve job performance.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Continue to Train Employees to Be Better at Their Jobs
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we're discussing how to continue to train employees to be better at their job.
Provide Goals for Continued Employee Training
Education is an ongoing commitment to employees to advance and contribute to a company. And you, as the employer, can contribute to the success of that advancement. Provide a context to the employee as to why the skill improvement is necessary, and that will give the employee a goal to meet. You also want to lay out some specific objectives along the way that will help the employee to reach that goal.
Organize In-House Job Trainings for Employees
Consider informal, in house job training such as mentoring, job shadowing, and job coaching. This not only fosters a sense of teamwork amongst your employees, it also creates a cross-training of your employees. So if one day a specific employee is not available with the skills that you need, there'll be someone else on standby to back you up.
Bring in an outside consultant to run one of your in-house trainings. Sometimes a consultant will provide that fresh perspective, and it brings an urgency to the training. An outside consultant might brings some things to light that you hadn't even considered. A consultant's training will increase team building activities, as well as internal discussions about your company's existing policies and procedures.
Involve Managers in Continued Training
Make sure to keep training sessions relatively short. Too much information can be an overload or an employee, and can make it difficult to figure out how to integrate that training into their specific job responsibilities. Involve managers in the process and include them in the employee's training so that those managers can assist the employee in their own personal development.
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