Singapore (TTE NEWS) –In this world of globalized business, companies have become more fast-paced and more competitive. Ongoing staff development will make possible for the company to keep up with industry changes. Corporate training pertains to meeting the needs of each individual employee by providing a personalized and adaptive learning experience that fits into their workflow. It is immensely beneficial to the business and should be given attention. Staffs skills and knowledge must be up-to-date. This can be done by replacing outdated training with a new approach built for today’s workplace and empowering people with the knowledge they need to perform to their fullest. Before jumping into finding providers for the training, it is important to comprehend the skills of the employees. The frequency of the training should also be planned in order to achieve a long-term improvement.
“When it to comes to being in touch with all the latest technology developments, regular training is needed. Training in implementing a tailored designed staff IT training program and by associating employee training with IT support should be done,” said Sancy Suraj, CEO of Knowles Training Institute. Different types of training are done such as group sessions, or eLearning which are now very popular.
A major research project by Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning found that 74% of UK workers felt they were not reaching their potential and wished they had received more job training.
Second, according to Canadian tourism and hospitality HR association Go2HR, around 40% of employees who do not receive adequate training end up leaving their post within a year. Than simply conveying the knowledge, companies should focus more on building knowledge. Instead of the traditional “training delivery,” best-in-class organizations are 32% more likely to look at the types of knowledge each employee needs and to define core competencies to achieve exceptional job performance.
“This presents something of a dilemma for both HR and leadership because it has often been high-turnover rates that were cited as a reason for not providing ongoing employee training in the first place.” said Sancy Suraj. This situation leaves the HR department with the question “What if we train an employee and they leave?” and on the other, “What if we don’t train them and them stay?” Once they evaluate this statement, they can already be able to know the right approach to corporate training.
There are some training approaches that meet today’s new business norms. Best-in-class companies are 2.3 times more likely to gauge current knowledge and skills to identify gaps that training needs to address. With this vision, they can determine employee strengths and weaknesses and establish a personalized knowledge plan to help these employees reach their potential. Learning techniques that appeal to multiple generations and mirror real life can also be used. From younger employees like the millennials, modern techniques which makes learning more engaging and effective can be incorporated.
There are micro learning apps which serves up short bursts of meaningful content learning content which is fast and easy to digest.
Gamification & Microlearning
Gamification is also a way to learn by playing games while learning and earning points and rewards which adds excitement to the process. It is closely similar to the real-world applications like Google, Facebook and YouTube. With the combination of brain science, microlearning and modern technology, boring activities will be replaced with fun and engaging sessions. There is no better way to learn in enjoyable way and knowledge from the corporate training will be deeply rooted throughout the whole organization which will lead them to the journey of success.
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The Training Express would like to thank, Sancy Suraj, CEO of Knowles Training Institute for his contribution to this report.