Part Two – Training
Now that we’ve seen the importance of hiring in the employee life cycle, let’s take a look at the importance of training and engagement in terms of employee retention.
Having engaged employees is essential to any organization. Employees performing their jobs well and continually learning can lead to a systemic change in a company’s culture. Creating a culture in which employees are engaged makes a difference with productivity and performance; the employees add value to the organization and enrich the overall work experience. Gallup studies indicate that employee engagement relates to meaningful business outcomes, and that these relationships can be generalized across companies.
According to the Society for Human Resources 2016 Job Satisfaction survey, 35% of employees felt that paid training was very important to employee job satisfaction, and 61% said they were satisfied with this aspect, an increase of 17% from 2013. The rise in satisfaction may be a result of training becoming more important to organizations, as a tool to retain or recruit talented workers.
What are some ways that you can provide meaningful training to your employees? Seminars, workshops, and classes come in many varieties, both in-person and online. Onsite seminars and classes provide training customized to your organization. Mentoring is another option that is increasingly important in employee development and training, as are formal mentoring programs. Finally, business coaches are worth the investment for your high-potential employees that need development in a particular area.
Combined Resource Solutions offers training design and development that matches insight and best practices from your internal subject-matter experts with our training talent. This results in training materials that are impactful, user-friendly, and include the appropriate amount of hands-on, independent, group, and classroom work. We also focus on making sure that our programs are easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to update.
It’s also important to make sure you measure effectiveness of onboarding and training programs. Develop a survey internally or partner with us to get feedback through Training Effectiveness Interviews. These interviews identify strengths and opportunities in training programs and help determine the return on investment. CRS interviews new managers shortly after completing their training to get feedback on training locations and materials, trainers, reality vs. expectations, transition to home locations, and the challenges they face.
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Stay tuned for Part Three of our blog series on Reducing Turnover at Each Stage of the Employee Life Cycle to learn how effective operations can help you to keep your top team in place.