Any company that invests in employee development is investing in their own success. By training your employees, you are creating a workplace that is adaptive, flexible, and ready for change. While there are many training programs available, a few core courses are essential to your employees’ success at work as well as in their personal lives. As a follow-up to our previous blog 5 Steps to Creating Effective Training Programs, we list the top five training programs that every employee should take.
1-Effective Communication: Ineffective communication can often lead to negative work relationships and can affect your company’s bottom line. Whether it’s a face-to-face meeting or an e-mail thread, every employee should have an understanding of the basics of communication. A communication course will help your team develop the essential skills they need to communicate both verbally and in writing, internally and externally.
2-Time Management: For every organization, time is a valuable but limited resource. It is a key to success, yet many employees lack the skillset required to manage their time effectively. This results in stress, missed deadlines, and poor work quality. Time management training provides techniques and tools that will help your employees stay organized, focused, and be more productive every day.
3-Project Management: We now live in a world where most tasks are projects and every team requires at least one project manager. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) “organizations that offer training in project management are more efficient and better equipped for the challenges of the constantly evolving business environment.” Project management is a skill needed at every level of an organization and should be a part of each employee’s career path.
4-Leadership Training: Your employees today will become your leaders tomorrow. That’s why it’s important that companies offer leadership training to everyone they hire - not just supervisors and managers. By developing your employees’ leadership skills at an early stage, you’ll equip them with the knowledge their need to take on leadership roles in the future.
5-Diversity Training: Today’s workplace is more diverse than ever. Therefore, organizations need to make sure their teams understand diversity issues. A diversity training course will help enhance your employees’ knowledge and give them the tools they need to embrace diversity in the workplace.
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Chanel M. Sutherland
Marketing Content Specialist, eXplorance