3 Hidden Advantages to Improving Staff Training

There are numerous advantages to improving the quality of staff training, but some are not readily apparent. In this post, we’ll look at some of the ways better employee training quality can transform your organization.

1. Employee Wellness is Connected to Quality Training

Improving the quality of employee training impacts every area of your organization, from employee risk mitigation to productivity. Overall employee wellness is also connected to quality employee training.

When employees are proficient in “soft skills”—such as culturally sensitive communication and conflict resolution—they are able to create a positive work culture that promotes job satisfaction and wellness, according to recent research. When employees are better at time management, resolving conflict, and delegating tasks to maintain workflow, key workplace stressors are eliminated.

That means offering high-value training in skills with broad applications (like time and stress management) can help promote employee retention and even higher productivity, according to several independent studies.

In some cases, productivity rates for employees who reported themselves as experiencing job satisfaction and overall wellness were as much as 20% higher than those of employees who reported low overall wellness at work.

Pro Tip:

Make certain your learners are consistently engaged. Using an LMS crafted according to learning experience design (LX) best practices allows you to rest assured that the design of each activity is based on the latest educational research on knowledge retention.

2. Effective Employee Training Increases Productivity

Supporting high-quality staff training helps create a “productivity culture” in which employees are actively engaged in the mission of achieving excellence and improving on previous standards of work. As professional competency levels rise, a productivity culture can emerge that organically encourages high performance.

To foster productivity organically, employee inspiration should be central to the training process. Team members should be encouraged to take ownership of the company mission through the illustration of real-world examples of how their commitment to excellence makes a tangible difference in the health of the company and the lives of customers.

Choose an LMS platform that allows every aspect of your employee training program to be designed to create the greatest impact.

According to a recent study, workers who see tasks as making a positive impact in their community and work are 21% more productive than those who view their job performance as having little “real-world” meaning.

Use training content to show how each employee’s job description and corresponding tasks are integral to the functioning of the company and the company’s positive impact in the industry. When employees feel as if they are a part of something bigger than themselves, job performance takes on a more personal meaning.

Pro Tip:

As your organization grows, veteran team members who have been properly trained will set the pace for productivity levels for new employees.

3. Staff Training Helps Risk Mitigation

Providing superior employee training helps mitigate organizational risk over time. Whether it is OSHA-mandated instruction or an on-boarding process focused on workplace conduct guidelines specific to your organization, an employee training program that is engaging and comprehensive will help make key concepts “stick” while motivating compliance.

Choose a learning management system (LMS) that streamlines the employee training process by placing everything you need to run a successful course, or course series, online. With the right LMS, your employees can receive a customized learning experience that can be delivered at their own pace, with engaging add-ons like video and audio content to help them stay focused.

Better yet, enterprise LMS will provide learner and employee performance tracking through an integrated dashboard. That means it will be easy to identify employees who are struggling with training material and offer extra help. It also simplifies performance monitoring, allowing you to stop poor performance trends before they impact the entire organization.

Pro Tip:

An LMS that offers immersive content such as video and audio content supports high levels of knowledge retention.

Limit organizational risk through comprehensive training that promotes knowledge retention.

With integrated performance tracking and learner monitoring, you can respond to a downward trend in employee performance with immediate educational intervention, showing employees how to get back on track in a user-friendly, self-paced learning environment.

An LMS with integrated learner tracking and high-level data analytics empowers you to support achievement at every stage of an employee’s career.

It’s time to build a better employee training model. We’ll bring it to life.

With WestNet Learning, you’ll find all the features of a learning management system built for a large enterprise on an intuitive, user-friendly platform. You’ll find powerful curriculum tools and advanced data management capabilities. You’ll get excellent support from launch and as your program needs change over time. Regardless of the size of your organization, we’ll meet you where you are with all of the tools you need to scale your program effortlessly.

If you would like to learn more about how to engage and train your employees to increase your training course completion rates, feel free to schedule a 1-on-1 strategy session.

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