For new recruits (or any employee for that matter), training is always a fun experience. Mostly because it’s where you learn something new. Sadly, not all training programs produce results that impact the business in a positive way, and even when they do, to prove these results is a big challenge!
This is not because the training program is bad. As a matter of fact, some of the most in-depth training programs can fail in achieving or proving results. Lucky for you, you can use Promote to create a one-of-a-kind training program that hits your goals, focus on results from the very first day and, most importantly, prove then! All of this while making sure that your trainees are having a good time.
It’s not all about you
The thing most training programs fail to see that it’s not all about the program itself. It should also be about the people who will take the training. Focusing only on one-part defeats the purpose of making a training program that urges people to learn.
It’s very common (more than you would think) to see people getting back to work after a training program, without applying their learning. It means the business will not benefit from the training; instead, money will just go to waste. With a training program, companies expect results, they expect their employees to learn new behaviors that will impact the business, and it should make a difference!
It’s very common (more than you would think) to see people getting back to work after a training program, without applying their learning.
In order to facilitate this process, training attendants need to be empowered from the beginning, their managers need to be involved and create the right environment for their return to work. For its success a training program needs to be designed with results in mind, with the right technics to involve managers and a set of tools that will help the attendant before, during and after the training.
Three Pillars of Training Programs
So you want to make a good training program with Promote but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
It is said that there are three pillars that make a good training program. Let’s list them down one-by-one and find out why each of them are important when creating training programs.
1. Results, results, results!
Know what you want – knowing your goal is the battle half won. Sadly, this is where most training programs fail – they are created without a goal in mind. Well, you might have the central idea or the “thought” of the whole training program down but what really is your goal? Are you just going to stop with your trainees learning how the machines work? Or do you want them to be not just operators but also safety engineers?
2. Know what they want
Alright, so this is the part where we discuss how a training program becomes boring or ineffective. Like what I said earlier, it’s not necessarily because the central idea of the training is bad. It’s mostly because the training program was created without thinking what the target group wants. You know what’s the best part about this? This is actually the easiest part. Why? Because all you have to do is ask.
A simple questionnaire can give you loads of insight into what your target group wants. Would they want a more hands-on training session? Maybe give more concrete examples for each instruction for the training? When they know that it is for their own good, they won’t have second thoughts about giving their two cents worth.
3. Make it simple yet fun
I can’t really count how many times I’ve heard friends or colleagues tell me how much they hated a training program all because it was too complicated for a very simple training and I share their pain. People have this notion that when something is complicated then it is bound to be good – not necessarily.
All you have to remember when creating training programs with Promote is that although the end goal is to gain new skills, habits, or knowledge – you don’t have to be so hard and strict about everything. Going down the “simple yet effective” route should always be your choice when making training programs. Not only will this make the program fun and easy for the participants, it will also save you the trouble caused by an overly complicated regimen.
You will be able to visualize results!
Applying all the three pillars of training programs is a lot easier with Promote. Promote allows you to custom-fit any training program to your liking. With that in mind, the possibilities are endless.
With Promote, you can create a scaling training program that incorporates social learning along with effective training modules. You will be able to visualize results! Your attendants will have the conditions they need to use their new learned behaviors, when they get back to their workplace.