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Importance of employee training

Training is vital for the growth and success of every organization. It is profitable for both the employers and employees of an organization. If an employee is trained well, he/she will become more competent, prolific, and productive.

There are numerous benefits of employee training. Training improves the self-confidence of employees, reduces the need for supervision, reduces the rate of mishaps, and most importantly it increases the productivity of employees.

Amidst the need for social distancing and whole cities in lockdown, COVID-19 is changing the way people work. Most organizations have shifted to work remotely and more employees are working remotely which also creates the need for remote training.

Use the current circumstances to make your employees better

When challenging times come, you can choose to panic, or you can choose to grow. Are you a business owner, employer or manager whose team is forced to work from home due to COVID-19 outbreaks? Focusing on growth can be a great way to help both your mental and physical health. You can take advantage of this time by training your employees remotely and by supporting them to work remotely.

Here are 5 simple and easy tips for effective remote training.

Make it accessible 

For remote training, training lessons must be accessible on a range of devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. For this purpose, the “cloud” offers a shared pool of learning resources (e.g., training materials, lessons, technical resources, and demonstrations) that can offer a range of benefits. This approach provides flexible and on-demand training at any time, any place and on any device.

Engage with trainees

To keep your trainees away from the fierce number of online distractions you need to find ways to engage with your remote team to keep them focused and motivated. You can collaborate with them by chatting through online forums, live messaging systems and video conferencing so that they feel connected. Also, trainees will get more out of sessions by hearing out their co-worker’s experiences and interacting with them. You should keep interaction time in all your training sessions.

Make it organic

While training your employees it is important to keep in mind that organic learning is essential in remote training. You can achieve this by delivering the training sessions in the live application while the trainees are also working on their application, because hands-on training is the most important factor in increasing the productivity of employees.

Set goals and objectives

With remote training comes the hardship of evaluating the effectiveness of training. At some points of remote training sessions, it becomes impossible to identify whether the employees are keeping the pace with you or are they understanding what you are trying to deliver? To overcome this problem, you can create multiple types of small questionnaires and quizzes, so that trainees can get feedback from you and you can get insights into trainee’s performance and progress.

Track results and improvements

Tracking training sessions results and the progress of each employee will enable each trainee to have friction-less access to training resources.

Out of all of the investments you make into your business, few are as important as your employees. That’s why taking the time to correctly train your employees is crucial for your (and their!) success. Here at Gro HR, we know what it takes to create an training process that works. We have helped businesses in a variety of industries train their employees for long term growth and success. Our HR team is passionate about helping organizations like yours build the best team to aide in your success. Schedule a call with our team to see how Gro HR can offer you expert assistance with your training needs!