Achieving maximum training participation levels requires training managers and supervisors to develop a training culture that encourages participation and training satisfaction. Leaders who show empathy for workers’ lives outside of work and understand that training is not a luxury, but rather a prerequisite for work success, should increase employee training participation.
Training participation rates can make or break a training program. And, when everything is said and done, your training program is nothing more than your studio’s best opportunity to improve your community’s health and quality of life. Here are five ways to find ways to increase participation rates.
Flexible and Accessible Learning
First and foremost, when implementing a new online training platform, organization is the key. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when starting, which can then be overwhelming for employees too. Having a simple, easy-to-follow system that makes an organization simple can greatly decrease the confusion in the overall process.
Training participation has become a focus of many business leaders. With organizations responding to changing business priorities, the training function plays an increasingly important role in supporting organizational performance. This criticality also reflects an increased focus on workforce development, resulting in an increased demand for training and development. Providing flexible and accessible learning is the key to enhancing the training participation rate.
Learn More About Your Employees
Employee training can be complicated, especially when you have to consider all the factors involved: preparing employees for learning, making sure they understand what they need to know, creating content, scheduling, logistics, delivery, and evaluation. But it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think.
Training participation rates are directly tied to employee engagement. When employees feel like they make a difference, they are more likely to give their best to the company. Companies with a culture of employee empowerment and belonging see higher engagement rates, leading to higher productivity and bottom-line gains. Learning more about your employee and properly communicating with them can increase their training participation rate. Who would want to work with a boss who doesn’t know how to listen/interact with their employee?
Much has been written about how the onboarding experience shapes employee behavior. While there’s undoubtedly some truth to that, many companies overlook other factors contributing to employee behavior, such as training participation rates.
Promoting interactions during training sessions can be a challenge. With complex training requirements and limited time, office administrators are focused on getting the most from staff training. However, promoting interactions can increase staff morale, improve workplace safety, enhance productivity, and positively impact your training programs.
To enhance training participation, you must think of ways to encourage communication between participants. If all of your users can only communicate with an app, they may not realize how important the social aspect of their work really is.
Match learning experiences to your employees’ needs
HR departments spend quite a bit of money on training, both in terms of resources and finances, but they often see no ROI on their investment. For employees, it’s a frustrating issue because training can mean different things to different people. It could be as simple as picking up a new skill or learning a new piece of software. For others, it may be about advancing their career or improving their current job. Others still see it as a waste of time, believing it doesn’t directly translate into their personal lives or benefit their work.
Training employees is one of the most important tasks a manager or supervisor can undertake. Employees who feel equipped with the right tools, processes, and support are more likely to perform at their best. Matching learning experiences to your employees’ needs can be even more effective for your organization. Workplace training should be employee-centric. By providing learning opportunities that meet workers’ skills and interests, you increase the likelihood that they will complete training, transfer skills to their jobs, and enhance their productivity, creating more potential for your company’s growth.
Evaluate Your Capacity
One of the most important aspects of running an effective training program is enrollment. Your participants are the lifeblood of your organization, and without them, you can’t possibly deliver the services you set out to provide. Before your participants make it to the starting line, they need to enroll.
Employee engagement is critical to the success of any business. But employee training can be a costly endeavor for many companies. If you’re trying to boost employee training participation rates, you must need to evaluate your capacity to provide a proper training system. Motivation is what gets you through the challenging moments during training. However, motivation alone isn’t enough to get you through it. You need to have some goals in mind and a strong capacity to lead.