How do I Create an Employee Training Program? Developing an training program employee training program provides multiple benefits for employees and the company, but only if they are carefully planned and properly implemented. Clear understanding of policies, job functions, goals and company philosophy lead to increased motivation, morale and productivity for employees, and higher profits for your business. Examples may include how to use machinery, office equipment or a process, time management, conflict resolution, harassment or company policies.
Define short- and long-term goals of the company, and identify possible training to meet those goals. Examples may include increasing productivity, enhancing customer service or improving employee relations. Develop individual training modules based on your defined needs and goals. Trainings may be purchased from training companies, or developed by a member of your staff educated in employee training.
Some training modules, such as those covering company policies and time management for instance, should be given to all employees. Skill-based training, such as how to use a piece of equipment or perform a specific job duty, may only benefit employees whose jobs are directly impacted by such knowledge. Create a spreadsheet with each employee’s name on the left column, and individual training modules across the top row. Use color-coded boxes next to the employee names under the training modules the employee is required to take.
As the training takes place, the trainer will place a date in the colored boxes indicating that the employee has fulfilled the training requirement. This sheet, called a training matrix, is a useful and necessary tool for tracking purposes. Plan a regular training schedule that will satisfy training needs within a specified time-frame. Getting all current employees trained will take time, so plan your trainings during slow periods or after business-hours to avoid undue work disruptions.