Before you know it, summer will be winding down – and fall is actually a great time to launch a training program for your company. With people being your most important asset, a training program can ensure they have access to the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.
But as one of the leading Tempe staffing services firms, PrideStaff knows that to get your program off to a great start, you first you need a plan.
To help you in your efforts, here are some thoughts to consider:
Determine Your Needs
When developing a training program, you should focus your efforts where there are skill gaps or other needs to fulfill. To determine those areas, ask yourself questions such as:
- Are there areas where mistakes are always happening or deadlines aren’t being met?
- Are there areas in which customers are always complaining?
- Are there technologies or pieces of equipment that employees aren’t well versed in but need to be?
- Are there shortages in a particular skill set that’s important to the company?
Talk to Your Employees
Bring your employees into the conversation and ask which areas they think they need training in. Doing so will not only get them to “buy in” to the program, but it can also help uncover weaknesses that weren’t previously on your radar.
Also, keep in mind that different people learn better in different situations. So when talking to employees, ask them how they prefer to be trained, whether in person or online, in a group or individually.
Decide on Your Options
There is no shortage of options out there when it comes to training programs. The trick is to first determine your company’s unique needs and then find a training program that suits them, rather than trying to fit your company and its employees into an existing program.
Some examples of your options include:
- Job shadowing
- Conferences, seminars and workshops
- Lectures by guest speakers
- Off-the-shelf training classes
- Online classes
Evaluate the Program
Once you’ve had the training program in place for a while, take a step back and evaluate it. Ask your employees for input and asses the areas that were previously weak to see if they’ve improved.
Still Having a Hard Time Getting People With the Skills You Need?
If – even after training – your company is still experiencing a skill gap, give PrideStaff a call. As one of the leading Tempe staffing services firms, we can give you fast access to people with the skills you need, where and when you need them.