Proper job-related training is an absolute must in any industry. People are the most important asset in any business. Under-trained or under-qualified staff can lead to unsatisfied employees, lost time and money due to inefficiency, low production value, and even a loss in customers. Learn more about how employee training and read SET Safety’s tips for how to make sure your staff is getting the most out of it.
Keep it relevant
As an employee, there is nothing worse than having to take time out of a busy day for training that has nothing to do with your job. There are some types of training that are mandatory for everyone on site, but for the optional or supplemental training courses, ensure it’s something that will actually benefit employees. Not only will this be a better use of your resources, but it will also keep employees motivated and eager to learn.
How do you truly know if your training is effective and relevant? Ask the people who experience it! Find out what type of training they have found useful, as well as any areas where they may lack training or would benefit from additional courses. Find out if certain courses are better online, or in person. Who knows, you may even have your eyes opened to new training opportunities. Your employees are a wealth of information, so be sure to take advantage of that!
Make it simple
The easier it is for staff to access training, the more likely they are to complete it. Learning management systems allow access to hundreds of online courses for employees to take no matter where they’re located. For classes and training that need to be taken in person, there are classroom management features that ensure that students and instructors know all of the details about schedule in-classroom sessions.
One of the largest ways companies fail when it comes to training employees is by not encouraging them to continue learning on their own. When employees finish training, provide them with opportunities to utilize their newly acquired skills. Support employees by fostering their interests within the field and allowing room to grow. This approach provides motivation for employees to continue to develop skills and grow their knowledge.
Ensuring your staff is properly trained is a huge asset to your company. SET Safety offers employee training solutions including hundreds of online courses and learning management software to deliver training, manage employee certifications and more. Contact us today and book a free demo!