Grow Together: Develop the Best Training for Your Team
By Rilind Elijaz
Training and development are some of the most important areas of human resources management. Companies should see to it that their employees are growing so that they can adapt to whatever changes will happen both inside or outside the organization.
Conducting training programs for the employees requires careful planning and implementation. If you know the right principles and how to apply them, you can be sure that growth will happen to your employees. This article will discuss five important ways to develop the best training for your team.
To ensure that training programs become effective for the development of employees, it is fundamental that selection of the kind of training is carefully considered. The first step to identify the appropriateness of training to an organization before deciding to start and implement it is to conduct a training needs assessment and analysis.
By understanding what competencies, knowledge, and skills that employees truly need, then you can easily choose and decide what topics are appropriate to deliver. Meeting the training needs will result in employees’ development. Most successful companies are very concerned when it comes to the alignment of training programs before implementing them.
Another important factor to consider in developing the best training for your team is inviting competent and expert trainers, speakers, or training providers. The trainer plays a major role in the training session to become effective. If the trainer is not fully knowledgeable about the topic, there will be confusion and doubt on the part of the participants.
At the same time, the training’s goal is to educate more employees so the one who is teaching must have more to give. Just like the saying, “you can’t give what you don’t have.” The expertise of the trainer can also help the participants to learn the accurate, updated, and relevant knowledge and skills that they need for professional development.
In this globalized society, it is normal that companies have employees from different countries. Most of the companies nowadays have hired foreign employees and one of the biggest challenges is the communication barrier. During a training session, make sure that no participants will be left behind, especially foreigners. They are also part of the team and have the right to understand what is being discussed at the same level the native has.
The traditional way to solve this problem is to hire a translator or interpreter or to provide training for foreigners to learn the native language. Current technological developments have given better and easier means to break language barriers.
One of these innovations is the use of simultaneous translation equipment which has a lot of benefits in comparison to traditional translation. Today, it is advisable to use this device in multilingual events and training to overcome language barriers. The best example where simultaneous translation equipment is used is at the United Nations.
The setting where the training will be conducted is an important requirement to have the best training experience. See to it that you choose the venue with sufficient ventilation, proper lighting, and clean surroundings. When the place is in order and conducive for learning, participants can focus attentively and feel safe.
Some companies utilized their auditoriums and conference rooms for sessions as long as the environment is aligned with the subject of the training. Avoid using places that are unrelated to the theme of the training. The venue should also be complete with the technical needs such as multimedia equipment and as recommended previously in a multilingual event, simultaneous translation equipment.
Lastly, the best training experience has complete training materials and resources. The participants always appreciate if they will receive learning kits, modules, and other materials that they can use during and even after the training session. It is also important that training will provide food and refreshments for the attendees, and as much as possible give them some souvenirs, tokens, rewards, or freebies. Other resources like invitations, programs, and brochures are suggested to be present. Participants will be more interested if they can have an idea about the training provider and the objectives of the program.
Let us have a recap on how to develop the best training for your team. In conducting training programs for your employees it is necessary to first identify and choose the applicable training program that will meet the training needs. Next is to invite competent and skilled trainers who are truly knowledgeable about the topic. Then make sure everyone in the team can understand the discussion and no one will be left behind. The best way to do this is to consider using simultaneous translation equipment. The venue should also be comfortable and conducive for learning. Finally, you should provide all necessary training materials and resources. By applying all these tips, your employees will have the best training experience.