Five Important Training Topics You Don’t Want To Overlook
- June 15, 2017
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Training new staff or developing the skills of current employees not only lets people know what’s expected of them, but also helps ward off problems down the road. You don’t want an employee to have trouble interacting with others or not understand what their manager wants. If these items aren’t initially addressed during training, they’re sure to cause friction.
Below, five successful human resources executives from ForbesHuman Resources Council select the most important (yet often overlooked) topics that employee training should address in order to prevent big issues down the road.
1. Embrace Shifts In Company Culture
When putting together employee training, most companies overlook culture-based learning. It doesn’t matter if this is a new hire or a 20-year veteran employee. Ongoing education around your culture and expectations is huge. Culture shifts as companies go through growth or organizational changes, and being in front of these changes to model desired behavior goes a long way. – Lisa Whealon, GL group, Inc.
2. Align Personal And Organizational Branding
It’s important that employees understand that their uniqueness is key to organizational success. However, it’s also important that employees understand their personal branding must align with organizational branding and values. An employee’s career success is not just about their performance: It’s also about showing that they can perform in a manner that aligns with core organizational values. – Bridgette Wilder, Media Fusion
3. Make Training More Accessible Through Mobile
If training isn’t accessible to everyone, it’s no good. How can you duplicate the same training experience to remote employees or those who start after a training session is completed? Making training materials and media accessible via mobile allows all employees to be informed, increases your repeatability and scalability, and reduces headaches later on. – Todd Richardson, Emplify
4. Expand Long-Term Skills
Training should be connected to future employability, as well as the immediate position. This means an equal focus on helping them develop the skills they need now, and refining and expanding their skill set over time for future opportunities. It’s motivating for employees to know their employer is invested in their growth, and that what they’re learning will be valuable to their career as a whole. – Rick Devine, TalentSky, Inc
5. Learn To Lead
One often overlooked topic that employee training fails to address is how to be a leader rather than a manager. The word “manager” is a title; the label of “leader” should be for everyone. By teaching everyone in your company — top to bottom — to lead effectively, you will develop and grow existing talent, increase engagement, and become an employer of choice. – Sarah O’Neill, Digital Trends