Inhouse Training Tips

Inhouse Training Tips

In house training offers a variety of different benefits for you and your company. From increasing productivity within your team to giving your staff and employees the best and most competitive tools and skills to perform their jobs, the benefits you can reap are endless. 

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Tips to Improve In house Training

However, how can you improve your in house training in order to optimize these benefits? Here are three simple tips on how to quickly improve your in house training.

#1 Use time to your advantage

One age old saying that still applies very aptly to not only life in general, but more specifically to business is, “Time is money”. Managing your time and your employees’ time is an important facet of your training’s success. Utilize the time you have together effectively, minimize any dawdling or awkward transition periods by being prepared. Everything presented, including activities and discussions, should be tailored to achieving one of two goals, if not both: educate and/or build your team. Schedule your trainings more frequently in order to ensure constant team building and give small bits of information rather than overloading employees. By doing regular and sporadic training, employees have time to utilize and practice skills learned in training sessions between the next, allowing for a constant growth process to occur. Additionally, more frequent and shorter training allows for the team to continue to learn how to cooperate and build upon their previous team building exercises.

#2 Include the people at the top

Include your managers and other highly ranked individuals into your training. First off, it will provide a greater buy in from the larger population of your staff. Secondly, it can also help enhance the skills of those who are helping run and manage the company on a day to day basis. In order to remain competitive in today’s economy, it is important to have top tier workers from the bottom to the top.

#3 Reward progress

It is psychologically proven more people are motivated by the carrot than the stick. Hopefully, you have fostered an environment within your business that encourages a culture of learning. However, a little extra incentive never hurt anyone. Rewarding progress can motivate many of your employees even further than what is most likely a great intrinsic motivation. If they know that they have the potential of earning some extra reward on top of continually improving their skill-sets to remain a competitively marketable part of the workforce, they will most likely welcome and embrace new training concepts quickly without anymore qualms or complaints. A little competition never hurt anybody.

In-house Training Guide

For those responsible for delivering in-house training, we written a handy guide – The Complete Guide to In-house Training

In house Training Tips

With those three tips, and our complete guide, you can take your in house training to a new level of success. Not only are they extraordinarily effective, they are quick and easy to implement. These easy tips can leave you with a booming and successful business, competitive staff, and increased productivity — so what are you waiting for?

by Carl Duncker

Improve Your In house Training

In-house training can be tedious, especially if it is full of the same old routine. Much like any other learning, the information presented will most likely retained far better if your in house training provides an engaging means of presenting and learning the information. Here are five great tactics to help improve and invigorate your in house training.

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In-house Training: 5 Tactics

#1: Virtual Simulations

Simulations allow for a hands-on, computer based approach to applying skills that an employee has just learned in training. By using a business eLearning program, employees will encounter environments with the same obstacles, challenges, and characteristics as the ones they would face in the office. This also allows for your training to be more personalized and easier for you to track progress. As your employees move their simulation, they will face situations in a stress-free zone with the ability to learn from their mistakes. Additionally, it aids a technological facet to their toolbelt and to your training, which can help aid in improving a variety of skills.

#2: Use a Mentoring Program

Find employees who are well-versed in the skill or skill(s) you would like to help improve within your selected group of employees and ask them to be mentors to the aforementioned employees. This will allow employees to develop a strong interpersonal bond with one another as well as help improve on the skill with the help of personal attention from their mentor.

#3: Theme Based Learning

Another computer and virtually based method of in house training, theme based learning offers a more general tutelage and can be a helpful aid to an instructor talking. Theme based learning creates a theme based on common ideas and/or subject areas the can work across multiple contexts. They help retain the information presented and can also help with familiarity with technology. Theme based learning takes information and places it in the context of a particular theme such as a house and each room may represent a particular item or skill that is foundational to your business. The students can then focus on the rooms that they feel they need to improve on the most.

#4: Group Discussions

Group discussions allow for great collaboration amongst employees. Simply pose a question or topic and allow them to run freely within the discussion. Those who are more experienced with the subject area then have the opportunity to enlighten those who may not be as well-versed. Additionally, this is a very handy tool for discussing problem solving situations and other situational topics that pose a, “What would you do?” kind of question to your trainees.

#5: Roleplaying

While virtual simulations offer the ability to become familiar with technology and be absorbed into a stress-free situation to learn from, role play can offer the same benefits from within the room. This method of in house training allows for greater human interactions amongst the employees being trained and also promotes greater discussion, thus offering a great tactic to help not only educate but build your team as well.

More In house Training Courses

If you feel inspired to improve your in house training, we have a Complete Guide to In-house Training for Training Managers.

Alternatively, you may wish to work alongside an external training company who can deliver in house training courses on your behalf.

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