If you are a manager at a large company then you have a lot to consider when it comes to training your employees. You must make sure that all new (and existing) employees understand the best practices that apply to working in their environment and that they share the same company ethos. Corporate training strategies require far more than just training hard skills – they exist to ensure that employees work effectively and efficiently as a part of a bigger team. There are several things that training providers should remember when working with corporations.
The first thing to think about is the frequency with which training is delivered. All new starters should, of course, receive training. However it is not just new starters that need trained. You should also think about existing employees – do they need a refresher course? If so, how often should their training be re-visited?
Some corporations bring in trainers to offer on-site education. This is a low friction way of training employees and it can work well in some environments, but it is not perfect. Depending on the number of employees needing training, off-site courses may make more sense from the point of view of saving time, offering high quality training, and delivering the content to as many people as possible.
It is important that the content of the training course is tailored to the company and the skill level of the individuals receiving the training. The course should also be up-to-date. If it is not, then the employees will lose interest, or will become confused quite quickly. Fresh, current and accurate training materials are a must have for any corporate training course. Ideally, a team leader should review all training materials before they are delivered for the first time.