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Employee training - effective training for motivated employees

Encourage and develop your employees with joy and motivation

 
 

Employee training is a time-honored tool for corporate training. Be it the annual health and safety training or intensive onboarding. No company can do without regular training. However, the modern working world is constantly placing new demands on the quality and quantity of your training. Expensive face-to-face events in stuffy rooms are out. To motivate your employees in the long term, you need more than a few PowerPoint slides. Read this article to learn how to tackle the challenges of employee training and how to deliver successful training yourself. Discover new methods and technologies for your corporate training.

 

The Importance of Employee Training for Your Business

Well-trained employees are a valuable asset to your company. They bring the necessary expertise and skills to work effectively and productively. Employee training is the key to realizing this potential to the fullest. Through targeted training, you can ensure that your employees are always up to date and have the skills they need to meet the demands of the job market. They will be able to perform their tasks more efficiently, find innovative solutions and deal with change. You will also strengthen your employees' loyalty to the company by giving them the opportunity to develop professionally and take on new challenges. Invest in employee training and benefit from a high-performing and competent team that will drive your business forward.

 

Different Types of Employee Training

Cover all areas specifically

In the day-to-day work of your employees, there are always new challenges that need to be addressed. Whether it's the introduction of new software, a new position or the development of new products and services. With the right training courses, you can ensure that your employees meet all requirements and successfully master challenges. Here are some examples of employee training that are relevant in almost all companies:

Compliance training

Inform your employees about legal requirements, company policies and ethical standards. Make sure everyone understands and follows the rules and regulations to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Leadership training

Help your (aspiring) leaders acquire the skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead a team. Teach communication and management skills and train strategic thinking and decision-making skills.

Sales training

Develop the sales skills and techniques of your sales teams. Help your people improve their sales skills, build customer relationships, learn negotiation techniques, and achieve sales goals.

Customer service training

Improve the quality of your service and increase customer satisfaction. Train your staff to handle customer inquiries professionally, develop problem-solving skills, and handle customer complaints effectively.

Technical training

Provide technical knowledge and skills your employees need for specific tasks or functions. For example, train them to operate machines and software or enable them to maintain and repair technical equipment.

soft skill training

Support your employees in their professional development by teaching valuable soft skills. These include communication skills, teamwork, time management, conflict resolution, and presentation skills.

Product training

Keep employees up to date on company products or services. Make sure employees understand the product portfolio, can communicate the benefits, and are able to answer customer questions competently.

 

Understand employee training challenges and solutions

Providing regular and meaningful employee training is particularly challenging. Entire "Learning and Development" teams sometimes deal with this task. In doing so, they often reach their limits. To make your employee training project successful, it's important to know the challenges and have the appropriate solutions at the ready. 

Time constraints

Your employees often have a busy work schedule. They are busy with their tasks and have deadlines and appointments. That makes it nearly impossible to find a training date that works for everyone. The larger the company, the bigger this problem seems. Resolve this predicament by offering training to your employees "on demand."

Limited resources

You surely know it: budgets are limited, just like your time. How do you still manage to create an excellent employee training program? Instead of booking expensive trainers and paying for classrooms, travel and meals, digital training in the form of e-learning is not only cheaper, but also more flexible. You save time and money while actually achieving better training results. Win-win.

Training content complexity

Even technical training can be very complex. It is a challenge to convey the content in an understandable and entertaining way. You won't win a pot of gold with boring powerpoints and hour-long monologues. Nor will you get the attention of your employees. Use interesting learning formats such as scenario-based learning or integrate multimedia content into your training courses. E-learning enables you to prepare complex content in a didactically meaningful, entertaining and attractive way.

Employee motivation

Not all employees are enthusiastic about training and development. But exerting coercion rarely leads to the desired result. Motivate your employees through a positive learning culture and use fun elements such as gamification, certificates or other incentives. 

Measurability of results

How effective is your training? Few trainers can actually answer this question. Use feedback mechanisms and tests to check the knowledge acquired and ensure the quality of your training. For digital learning content, use learning analytics to evaluate, compare, and improve your KPI at any time.

 

In 9 steps to successful employee training

Planning employee training requires some structure and preparation. In our step-by-step guide, we show you how to successfully plan, create, deliver and evaluate an effective employee training session.

1. Analyze demand

Identify the specific training needs of your employees and the organization. What competencies need to be developed? What challenges need to be overcome? Talk to your employees, conduct surveys and, if necessary, get managers and the works council on board.

2. Set goals

Define clear and measurable objectives for the training. What do you want employees to know or be able to do at the end of the training

3. Develop training content

Based on the identified needs and objectives, create the training content. Structure the content logically and ensure that it is presented in an understandable and engaging manner.

4. Select appropriate training methods

This step ideally runs in parallel with step 3. Select the appropriate training methods and technologies that meet the learning needs and objectives. This may include e-learning, interactive workshops, presentations, case studies, or hands-on exercises.

5. Set schedule

Plan the time frame for the training. Consider employee availability and operational requirements. Also consider whether the training should be conducted all at once or in multiple modules. Depending on the training method you choose, you can also set a rough timeframe by which the training must be completed. Plan the learning time realistically, but not too generously. Otherwise you will lose money.

6. Create training material

Create the required training materials such as presentations, manuals, videos, or online courses. Make sure the materials are engaging and easy to understand. External service providers can assist you in creating your materials.

7. Perform training

Deliver training. Provide motivation and entertainment. Then the knowledge will also remain in the memory for a long time. 

8. Get feedback

Get feedback from employee training participants. Use surveys, face-to-face conversations, or discussions for this purpose. For digital learning content, an integrated feedback function helps.

9. Performance review

Verify that the training met the defined objectives. Measure the learning success, the development of competencies and the implementation of what has been learned in everyday work. Adjust the training strategy if necessary.

 

Innovative Methods and Technologies for Your Employee Training

Present training still has its justification. The social aspect of learning plays an important role in any successful business. Nevertheless, it makes little sense to squeeze hundreds of employees into a stuffy room and sprinkle them with boring PowerPoint slides. This only leads to resentment and boredom and certainly doesn't produce good results. Make your employee training more effective, flexible and impactful - through modern digital methods and the latest technologies in e-learning.

 

E-learning and online courses

E-learning platforms enable employees to complete training content online and at their own pace. They offer interactive elements, videos, quizzes and other multimedia content to enhance learning. With the right software, you can create your training materials in minutes - attractively and didactically effective. Roll out learning materials to the appropriate audiences and check the progress of your training efforts. Everything is digital and centralized. So you save time, money and nerves. Use your HR resources for the development and support of employees and not for the organization of costly face-to-face seminars.

 

Virtual training and webinars

Since the pandemic at the latest, video calls have made their way into almost every company. Simply hold employee training sessions and seminars online using platforms such as MS Teams or Zoom. This way, your employees are flexible in terms of location and can still exchange and discuss live with each other. Integrate your conferencing tools into your learning platform and make this type of digital training part of your training strategy.

 

Adaptive Learning

Tailor learning content, training periods, and test questions to each employee's needs. Doing so ensures that the difficulty level of employee training is optimal and that your employees truly benefit from the content. Individualization saves learning time and improves results.

 

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Gamification

Make learning a game and harness the power of gamification in your employee training. By using gamified elements such as scoring systems, rewards, leaderboards, and challenges, you make learning more motivating and fun. Your employees can apply their knowledge in playful environments and track their learning progress. This makes continuing education fun!

 

Mobile Learning

Almost every adult has it with them at all times: the smartphone. Take advantage of the opportunity to provide learning content for smartphones. This way, your employees can access training materials from anywhere. On the train, on the sofa or at the beach - mobile learning gives your employees maximum freedom for maximum learning results.

 

The bottom line.

Employee training is an important corporate training measure. However, HR departments and personnel developers are constantly faced with challenges in this regard. The modern working world demands a transformation of further training processes towards effective and modern methods. With digital learning content, gamification and mobile learning, you give your employees the opportunity for self-determined continuing education. You improve the learning outcomes in your company and save valuable resources in the process. <br/>We support you in digitizing your training processes and accompany you on the way to effective, sustainable and motivating employee training. 

 
Nadine Pedro
[Translate to English:] Nadine Pedro, chemmedia AG
Nadine Pedro
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