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3 Ways To Make Company-Wide Trainings More Effective

When running a company, it’s important to periodically hold training sessions so that everyone on your staff can stay up-to-date on the correct processes and procedures. However, because most employees don’t relish the time that they’ll spend in trainings, these sessions often prove to be less effective than management would like. But luckily, there are a few ways that you can rectify this.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to make company-wide trainings more effective. 

Train Employees The Way They Want To Be Trained

While it might be more convenient for you to train all of your employees in the same way, it’s common knowledge that different people learn best in all kinds of different ways. So if your goal is to really have people learn something from their time spent in trainings, you should seriously consider training your employees in the ways they want to be trained. 

In some situations, people might already have a solid knowledge of what the training is. In this case, that group might not even need additional training. For others, sitting and listening to someone speak isn’t as effective as being able to use their hands and do physical training, which can be done with things like safety trainings. So before you devote a lot of time and money to training, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s going to be effective. 

Provide A Meaningful Incentive

There are probably just a few employees who would want to go to training just for the sake of learning more. What’s more likely is that people attend work-related training because they have to. But when this is the attitude, the effectiveness of the training can drop drastically.

One thing you can do to make training more effective and to give people some buy-in is to provide a meaningful incentive. This could include things like a day off for the training, free meal provided, and the chance to win something from their participation in the training. 

Work More Closely With Your Managers

Training for the sake of training will likely never be effective. So to make sure that you’re giving the training that your staff actually needs, you should seek to work closely with the managers you’ve hired as you plan training sessions. Your managers are going to be down in the trenches with the employees on a daily basis and know exactly where knowledge gaps are and how to fill them. Because of this, you should trust their recommendations about when and how to hold training sessions. 

If you’re going to be holding a company-wide training soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make this experience more effective.