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You Need to Create In-house Learning Programs at Your Organization

You Need to Create In-house Learning Programs at Your Organization

Today’s workers want (and in many cases demand) ongoing opportunities to learn and grow. All organizations, even mom-and-pop shops, need to create their own in-house learning programs or “universities” as a key way to attract and retain top talent, while at the same time developing their future leaders. Leaders who don’t want to invest in their people will find turnover, productivity, and employee engagement levels suffer.

Training not only helps new hires get up to speed in their new job more quickly, but all workers can benefit from continuing to hone their skills or by upskilling to keep their talents up to date with their company’s current needs. Training should include both hard skills and soft skills.

This is especially true as new technologies continue to come into existence, leaving employees to worry if their job skills are or will become irrelevant as of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and other technologies advance. Moreover, as Boomers age out of the labor force, leaders need to use training as part of their career path plans within their organizations, so that employees know where their future opportunities lie.

Investing in employee development through in-house learning demonstrates a commitment to the growth and well-being of your people. Employees who feel supported in their professional development are more likely to be engaged and motivated in their jobs.

In-house training allows companies to develop or enhance the skills of their employees according to the specific needs of the organization. Training doesn’t have to be an actual “university” with books and coursework, by the way. It can be as simple as job shadowing, or cellphone videos, or a checklist of job-specific tasks. One client of Business Results created a document that everyone had access to, with step-by-step photos and clearly articulated instructions. The best part? Their current employees created it!

It’s great to create an environment where experienced employees can share their expertise and industry-specific knowledge with new or less-experienced employees, fostering a culture of mentorship and continuous learning. This knowledge transfer is particularly valuable for succession planning, ensuring that critical skills and knowledge are passed on to the next generation of employees.

This sort of in-house training also allows companies to have defined best practices to ensure that all employees have access to the same level of knowledge and skills. This has the added benefit of promoting consistent work quality, improving efficiency, and reducing errors that can arise from variations in individuals who are trained in different ways on the job by different people.

Business Results helps companies understand their people so that they can create in-house training programs tailored to their needs. By investing in the growth and development of their employees, companies can create a competitive advantage and position themselves for long-term success.