4 Ways to Create Better, More Memorable Corporate Training

If you’ve received any formal education at all (which I’m guessing you have, since otherwise this article would probably not have popped up on your radar), then you’ve experienced training sessions that made you want to rip your eyeballs out.  You’ve sat through multi-hour lessons that taught you nothing because you spent the entire time catching up on emails and playing games on your phone.  What a great way to spend your training dollars!

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.  There are some pretty simple ways to get excellent training for yourself, your team, and your employees at a minimum of cost and maximum of benefit.  There are a few more guidelines than what you’ll see below – like, you know, actually creating the training – but these four ideas should show you how to do it right. Continue reading

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Master the Basics of Fire Prevention with Safety Training

Safeguarding your workplace against fire is an important priority for any business leader — training is part of this equation.

A hall with an exit sign, a fire alarm and a portable extinguisher.

What does fire safety mean for your workplace?

Fire prevention is one of the constants in running a business. While the practices associated with fire safety differ based on the kind of company in question, there is always a need to put in the effort to keep employees safe.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s requirements regarding fire hazard negation are a good starting point if you’re unsure whether you’re doing enough to protect your workplace from a blaze. Reacquainting yourself with safety musts can point you in the direction of important facility features, planning priorities and training needs. Continue reading

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Learn to Motivate and Retain Your Key Employees

When leaders within the workplace are trained in retention and motivation best practices, the benefits can add up quickly.

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Workplace leaders can learn to motivate their coworkers more effectively.

Great leadership does not come from a singular competency. There are many aspects of a leaders’s knowledge and approach that can make them a more effective, versatile and overall valuable manager. By investing in training courses specifically aimed at imparting leadership abilities — such as employee retention and motivation — you can boost the performance of the team leaders within the workplace and reap the overall benefits.

Motivation and retention are great concepts to focus on first because they are so fundamental to operating an effective company. When your organization’s leadership personnel are able to inspire the highest-performing employees to give 100% and remain with your organization for the long term, there are numerous advantages. Continue reading

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Leadership Training Prepares Employees for Success at All Levels

Why should you invest in training to prepare employees to take on leadership roles, and what do these courses teach?

A businesswoman leads a meeting.

Why is leadership training valuable for employees at all levels?

Employee training is one of the most significant investments you can make for your business. The workers who make up your team set the tone for the whole organization, and by imparting new skills and knowledge, you’re improving the company’s overall performance.

Choosing a topic for employee education sessions to focus on is an important part of this process. A subject such as leadership may seem too narrow at first, as only a fraction of professionals lead departments. However, these courses can have a positive impact on learners at all levels of their respective careers. Continue reading

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Implement New Communication Styles to Improve Business Performance

Communication is a skill that can be taught, with a positive impact on overall company performance.

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Good office communication may pay dividends.

Communication is one of the skills that can have a direct impact on the performance of your company. There is a good chance, however, that communication is not on your employee education agenda for the coming months.

The general perception of effective communication is that it is an innate ability, with some people naturally skilled at expressing themselves and others more reserved. Holding this view means you risk missing out on value-adding courses for your company’s workers. Continue reading

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