Making sure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful operation begins with the proper training techniques. But what exactly are those techniques? Whether one form of training yields better results than another can only be measured by employee performance. This leads many employers to the question, “Which training technique is best for my company?” The following methods can be used to improve employee engagement, morale, and to help cultivate a positive workplace culture no matter the industry.
Interactive training can make training fun for employees while still teaching them the skills needed to perform the job. By participating in interactive training, employees are encouraged to brainstorm and problem solve, empowering them to stay engaged throughout the training process.
Some examples of interactive training includes:
One of the most successful training techniques your company can incorporate is to have all senior leaders exhibiting best behavior protocol. If the senior staff members are leading by example, employee engagement and attitude is shown to follow. As Victor Lipman once said, “People leave managers, not companies.”1
On the Job Training
While on the job training is mainly to teach workplace skills, it can also teach new employees about the culture of the workplace and performance expectations. With hands on training, employees get to learn from coworkers that are familiar with the atmosphere and qualified to help in any areas that instructed training may leave out or not have time for.. Using coworkers to help train is a free, valuable resource.
Feedback is your Friend
Creating a feedback mechanism for employees to rate the training process can be a positive motivator for those in the position of training and employees alike. Feedback is a great tool for gauging the training process and enabling employers to change or upgrade their techniques.
These training methods will keep employees engaged, proactive, and informed. By blending these methods, you create a workplace that meets both your needs and the needs of your employees.
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