Launching corporate training from scratch may seem like an over-the-top challenge at first. In reality, it isn’t always that hard; well, at least it doesn’t have to be hard to be successful. In this starter pack, we’ve collected the most relevant reads on employee training so you can easily understand the current state of affairs and be well on your way to launching your employee training project.
Part 1. What is Employee Training Anyway?
An employee training program is an official learning activity initiated by a company. By launching it, you start to deliberately manage learning in the company and align with your business goals. These goals could be:
- To reduce staff turnover rate;
- To increase the number of closed deals or level up the average check;
- To improve customer service, etc.
All of these and much more can be reached through effective employee training.
👉 Creating a Culture of Learning [Coming soon]
So, do you recommend starting employee training right off?
We’d love to shout ‘YES!! Training your employees is the best thing you can do for your team!’ But is creating a training program always the key? Well, not necessarily. Sometimes, those goals above can be reached with alternative (and, maybe, less expensive) ways. So, before you make any serious investments in training, it’s a good idea to start from a training needs assessment.
Part 2. Choosing a Training Delivery Method
The choice of a certain approach to training delivery will affect the further development of the project as well as the resources and budget size needed.
There are various ways to organize learning: run classroom sessions, launch a web-based learning hub, or create an email campaign, etc. Knowing what options are there in the list will help you avoid a costly mistake at the start.
Part 3. Developing Employee Training Programs
The blog posts below will answer three key questions for any decision-maker:
- What does it take to create an employee training program,
- Who do I need in my team, and
- How much does it cost?
👉 How to Build an eLearning Team [Coming soon]
Part 4. The Toolkit for Employee Training
Although we wouldn’t like to match brick-and-mortar training against online learning, the chances are you’ll have to tackle technology one way or another. Adopting the right tech stack can definitely help you get more employees trained better, easier, and efficiently.
How to choose a learning platform
How to choose an authoring tool
Part 5. The Common Use-Cases of Employee Training
While each company is unique, the use-cases for employee training are often the same. Let’s have a closer look at the most popular business scenarios to see what is actually possible and how other companies close their gaps through proper training.
Part 6. Managing Employee Training Programs
Effective learning (we doubt that you’d want to invest in ineffective one) isn’t a one-and-done exercise. You’ve created a great training program, what’s next?
👉 How to Market Employee Training Programs [Coming soon]
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