Training and developing your staff benefits them and your business. Informative sessions provide employees with new skills and ensures the company has the expertise it needs to succeed.
Investing in them helps team moral and supports personal development. This can result in better staff retention and productivity.
Training provides lots of benefits, but how do you ensure new skills are used once the training is over? Here are three tactics to include in your next training session to help employees remember information.
1) Programmed learning
This technique breaks down information into small and manageable steps. Information is delivered in sections, offering immediate feedback and positive reinforcement.
This style of learning allows employees to work at their own pace and helps embed knowledge more deeply
2) Unique learning experiences
An uninspiring environment can impact a learner's engagement. Unique environments that are purpose built for learning provides a space for innovation.
Having a blend of environments can also be beneficial for inspiring and delivering different types of thinking.
Eye catching aesthetics, from kitchen accessories to bringing the outdoor in, can be utilised to create unique meeting spaces that deliver different results.
3) Outside of the classroom matters too
To deliver a memorable learning and development experience, employees need to be engaged outside of the classroom.
Having excellent customer service and expert staff on hand makes your experience run more smoothly. This can result in less delays and better synergy between colleagues.
Giving staff the opportunity to relax, review and reflect on what they’ve learnt is critical. This allows them to digest the knowledge in their own way, embedding learning more deeply.
Hear from a customer
Jen Chance, Head of Talent at Cooperative England, discusses her learning and development experience with us.
Value what you learn
It’s important that employees find value in what they’re learning. They need to understand how what they’ve learned can be applied in their role. When this happens, staff sustain new behaviours which is good for their development and for business.