Why a Customized Training Program is More Effective, in the Workplace
In todays changing business environment it is crucial to prioritise learning and professional growth. To stay competitive companies must invest in training and development initiatives for their employees. While pre packaged training courses have their advantages, a customised training program designed specifically for your organisations needs often proves to be more impactful. In this article we will delve into the reasons why a tailored training program’s essential in the workplace supported by evidence and practical recommendations.
Catered to Your Unique Requirements
One of the benefits of a customised training program is its ability to address the challenges and objectives of your organisation. Unlike training programs tailored courses take into account factors such as industry dynamics, company culture and skill gaps within your workforce. This personalised approach ensures that the training aligns directly with your employees roles and responsibilities.
Evidence; A study conducted by the Corporate Executive Board found that customizing training content based on an organisations needs can enhance learning transfer rates by, up to 65%.
Recommendation; Work with your chosen training provider to identify learning outcomes and goals you wish to accomplish.
This approach will assist in developing a training program that precisely caters to your requirements.
When employees perceive that the training is tailored specifically for them they are more inclined to participate and maintain motivation throughout the learning process. Customized training courses can be designed to align with the learners preferences, interests and skill levels resulting in an relevant learning experience.
Evidence; According to a study conducted by Gallup employees who believe their company invests in their growth exhibit 15% levels of engagement at work.
Tip; Encourage employees to provide feedback during the training design phase to incorporate their input and preferences into the course content.
Enhanced Knowledge Retention
Tailored training programs often prioritise real world application. By addressing challenges and scenarios encountered within your industry or organisation learners are better equipped to retain and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the training.
Evidence; Research published in the International Journal of Training and Development demonstrated that customised training programs yielded rates of knowledge retention compared to training.
Tip; Incorporate case studies, simulations and practical exercises, into your customised training sessions to strengthen knowledge retention and facilitate skill application.
Tailored training programs can be customised to align with the goals and objectives of your organisation. This guarantees that the knowledge and skills acquired by employees are directly applicable, in achieving desired business outcomes, such as enhancing productivity elevating customer satisfaction or driving cost savings.
Evidence; A survey conducted by McKinsey & Company revealed that organisations which align their training initiatives with their business goals are 2.4 times more likely to achieve success.
Suggestion; Effectively communicate how the customised training course connects to the goals of the company in order to inspire and engage employees.
The changing business landscape demands adaptation and so do the skill requirements of your workforce. Tailored training programs can be easily. Updated to keep up with industry trends and emerging technologies. This flexibility ensures that your employees are always equipped with the skills.
Evidence; According to a report by Deloitte 83% of companies consider it crucial to develop adaptability in dealing with changes.
Suggestion; Establish a process, for reviewing and updating your customised training courses to ensure they remain effective and current.
Opting for a training program that caters to the needs of your organisation is a smart choice. It has the potential to enhance employee involvement ensure knowledge retention and directly impact the objectives of your company. By offering a customised learning experience you enable your employees to excel in their positions and make contributions, to the success of your organisation. Embrace the advantages of tailored training to unleash the capabilities of your workforce in todays dynamic work environment.
David Alssema is a Body Language Expert and Motivational Speaker. As a performer in the personal development industry in Australia he has introduced and created new ways to inspire, motivate and develop individuals.
David Alssema started his training career with companies such as Telstra and Optus Communications, and then developed Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) within workplace training as principal of Paramount Training & Development.
As an author/media consultant on body language and professional development David has influenced workplaces across Australia. He contributes to Media such as The West Australian, ABC Radio, Australian Magazines and other Australia Media Sources.