Workplace Training for Business Success

06 Jul 2011

RTO • workplace training and development

Workplace training supports human resources in business. Human resources are just as valuable as the capital assets of a company and require continuous development to obtain the best possible outcomes in business. Workplace training and development courses provide various individuals in the organization opportunities to develop or improve skills and are worthy investments for the organization.

Workplace Training Leadership

Every organization relies on its leadership or management team for direction and optimum performance. Managers are generally qualified for their jobs but their leadership skills may still be further developed through continuous workplace training such as seminars, short courses and workshops. Further training can develop key aspects of leadership such as:

  • leadership development
  • executive mentoring
  • work/life balance
  • diversity and leadership ethics

Leadership development: A leader must possess the ability to make effective decisions and foster good relationships within the company in order to achieve clearly established goals.

Executive mentoring: This type of training is best suited for complex situations which require a direct solution provided by experienced mentors. It can also be used to fast-track executive development, improve performance, and develop a stable of future leaders.

Work/Life balance: Striking a healthy work/life balance is the key to optimum performance. Leaders in organizations often find it difficult to downshift after work or to draw the line between diligence and overwork, which may not only affect their personal lives but also their long-term performance. Workplace training can be designed to help employees understand the need for and how to achieve work/life balance.

Diversity: Changing demographics and limited labour supply require an appreciation for diversity at work. Organizations can benefit greatly from maintaining a diverse pool of talent but may need appropriate training for managing the challenges surrounding diversity.

Workplace Training Process

Needs analysis: Every organization has unique challenges and needs which require a careful analysis to determine the appropriate training solutions. This is done through interviews and surveys.

Planning: This step requires a clear identification of the type and even duration of training required. Gaps between existing and optimum performance may be addressed by short-term training while long-term training is often needed to achieve broader organizational objectives such as executive leadership development.

Training implementation and reviews: The organization obtains the services of a workplace training provider and evaluates the outcome of training.

Workplace Training Programs

Most organizations stop at the implementation of a training program but development experts additionally recommend ROI analysis for assessing the return a company gets from its investment in workplace training.

If you would like to know more about workplace training and how to develop effective workplace training programs call 1800 287 960 and speak to ATS.

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