Workforce training is essential in virtually every organization. However, every organization approaches training differently, and not everyone does it effectively.
For some organizations, training is simply a matter of checking the box. It’s about providing the minimum education necessary to avoid legal risks and fines associated with noncompliance.
For other organizations, training goes a step further. It’s designed to support the needs of the business—not only mitigating risk, but also improving efficiency, nurturing workforce culture, and boosting employee engagement.
Can you guess which approach works better?
All Good Training Relies on the Same 4 Principles
The truth is that most employers with lackluster, dull, or out-of-date training know they have a problem. It’s just that the problem seems time-consuming and expensive to solve. And it’s rarely the first concern on anyone’s list. Given the choice between facing potential regulatory action and implementing a new learning management system from the ground up, organizations typically choose the intangible risks over the tangible costs.
Fortunately, this is a choice you don’t have to make. Any organization can easily and cost-effectively improve employee training. You don’t need to buy a million-dollar eLearning or hire a team of educational consultants. All good training is based on 4 principles or best practices—the same key elements of our award-winning training platform here at KPA:
1. Know your audience
2. Use real-life examples
3. Assess prior knowledge
4. Promote behavioral change through repetition
Let’s start with the first and most important tip:
- available online and on-site,
- led by our safety Risk Management Consultants,
- designed to help employees improve their performance on the job and improve compliance,
- based on real-world stories and examples.