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What Makes Professional Training a Great Strategy for Staff Development?

Posted Date: 2017-02-13

If you are running a company and are keen to hone the development aspects of your staff, you should think of getting a professional trainer to do the job. A professional trainer, as against other maybe qualified trainers, will have all the tools and the right approach to reach out to your employees and ensure that they benefit from the training programme. A professional trainer needs to be a good course facilitator and provide not only knowledge and tips on career development he or she will also be able to improve resilience skills and motivation skills, which are often lacking in group training.

Areas a professional trainer will work on:

  • Employee’s skill and knowledge - This will cover expertise and information which will upgrade the employee’s performance.
  • Ability - It will help the employee to absorb and perform the job tasks assigned.
  • High standards – Help the employee to achieve higher standards.
  • Motivation – Help employees with incentives which will greatly improve performance.
  • Feedback – Obtain feedback from management on how employees reacted to the training.
 

Besides training staff on how to enhance their skills, be more committed to their work etc, a professional trainer will also tackle any problem areas that a trainee may experience in connection with cultural and organisational needs.

At the end of a training programme

When you are organise a training programme and use a professional trainer to conduct the same, once the programme is over you need to get feedback from the employees who took part in the programme, as to what their reactions were to the same. Did they learn any new skills? Were the training workshops useful for developing new skills? Based on such feedback you will be able to judge the efficacy of a professional trainer.

In some instances, in spite of using the services of a professional trainer you may find that such training had a small or no impact on the employees. Would you say then that the training was ineffective? That is a doubtful conclusion. If the content of the training sessions were not the reason, the trainer should try and identify the actual cause as to why the employees did not benefit from the same, and then pass on such information to the management.

You need to keep in mind that though professional training can help employees to be more committed and motivated in their work, at times the training might not tackle a problem connected to the employee’s setting in the workplace.

Conclusion

It is definitely a good strategy to subject your staff to training programmes run by professional trainers. As mentioned above they prove great course facilitators and will ensure that your employees gain in knowledge with respect to career development and improve in both their motivation and resilience skills.