“Workforce enablement is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Customized learning programs should be designed and facilitated for employees who really need enhancement on specific skills sets.” – People Dynamics, Inc.
No matter what industry your business is in, employee training is necessary to keep your company skill-set current. Employees are often overlooked as a valuable asset, but all successful companies should invest in their human capital. Employee training creates opportunities for advancement, creates a competitive edge in the market, and improves employee efficiency. Below are a few in-house training methods you can utilize when you need to upgrade employee proficiency.
Assign a mentor. Mentors are a great teacher for employees who may not understand how a company works. If an employee feels lost or like he or she cannot do a job, a mentor is a great resource to answer questions or address concerns.
Have an employee job shadow a stellar performer. This is a great training technique for an employee who does not seem to be performing at his or her best. Showing a below average employee the techniques and work ethic of a great employee will encourage them to perform better and learn from their exemplary coworkers.
Place an employee in different departments for training. Job rotation is a method that allows employees to get a feel for many different aspects of a company. The value in this is that an employee will be able to do their jobs more purposefully when he or she understands how it affects other coworkers, and relies on other departments. Employees who have a general knowledge of the entire company also understand what department is responsible for certain tasks, so he or she knows who to ask when something is unclear.
Employees are the cogs that make a company run smoothly, so they should be constantly improving. Consider yearly training to keep your staff at their prime when it comes to teamwork, communication skills and staying on top of the latest industry changes.