Any company that invests in employee development is investing in their own success. By providing ongoing training for your corporate employees, you are creating a workplace that is adaptive, flexible, and that exhibits organizational agility.
Employees increasingly expect informative and applicable training, which satisfies their needs both as workers at your organization and as up-to-date, informed professionals. Delivering on this training is an important step in building a comprehensive People Insights strategy that consistently enriches the employee experience.
While there are many training programs available, a few core courses are essential to your employees’ success at work, and can be very helpful in a personal capacity too. As a follow-up to our previous blog 5 Steps to Creating Effective Training Programs, in this post 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 and polish the essential skills they need to communicate both verbally and in writing, internally and externally. Opening up avenues for employees to then communicate with the organization’s administration is the next natural step. A comprehensive Employee Insights platform such as Blue allows this feedback to be put to best use as employee engagement increases. Combined with an information security course, communication will be become more effective and secure across your organization.
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.
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3. Project Management:
We 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. Better delivery on vital business goals will increase once this project management training is implemented.
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. Insights delivered via feedback analytics often indicate strong leadership as being among the most important company aspects valued by employees. By developing your employees’ leadership skills at an early stage, you’ll equip them with the knowledge they need to take on leadership roles with success 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. Measuring training efficiency isn’t always about skills – better developing social awareness and consideration is also very important. A diversity training course will help enhance your employees’ knowledge and give them the ability to recognize the existing and new tools they can utilize to better embrace diversity in the workplace.
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