Blue Thinking's Employee Training Program Reduces Turnover and Boosts Satisfaction
San Diego, CA, March 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Blue Thinking (www.thinkbluethinking.com), a leading business training and coaching company, knows that one of the leading causes of employee turnover is poor training—or not even offering an employee training program at all. A proven way to counteract the threat of attrition in businesses is to provide targeted training that focuses on skill development. It’s also important to offer training on an ongoing basis. Failing to follow-up will put a company at risk of falling into the same age-old pitfall that costs a company big when it comes to employee turnover.
An employee training program is only as effective as the time and investment put into it. Although setup and implementation will have an upfront cost, when working with a professional business coach at Blue Thinking companies can ensure that the training program is built for success, offering employees the training they desire to improve productivity and performance.
To get the most out of an employee training program, an organization must be committed to continual learning. Don’t just schedule times for business coaching sessions—schedule times for ongoing education, follow-up, and assessments on an individual basis. Companies should meet with employees after coaching sessions to gather feedback so they can continue to improve their training, and ensure they’re offering exactly what employees need to excel at their jobs and be motivated to stay with the company.
Management at all levels needs to support the employee training program and organizational learning efforts led by Blue Thinking. Remember that if leaders only financially support it, the results can be less than ideal. Senior management should actively participate in training programs, reinforcing their importance to both individual and organizational success, encouraging company-wide participation, and even allocating the resources necessary to further employee training outside of the office.
Companies often forget to align their employee training program with their core values, vision, and objectives. For employees to grow within an organization—and want to stick around—they need to have a clear picture of what they are expected to achieve. Training should be used to emphasize and clarify company objectives so that all employees are working toward the same end result.
Companies should consider providing access to transcripts, online learning materials, and other essential resources that can expand employees’ roles in the company and encourage them to take their training to the next level. They should also keep plenty of resources available and make sure employees know they have an open door policy—always ready and willing to provide the extra training and support they need.
The rewards of employee training programs are too numerous to count, but only when they’re conducted properly. If they’re not well thought-out and appropriately executed, they can quickly go off the rails and cause employees to question whether they’re working for the right organization. That’s why many companies rely on a reputable business coaching company such as Blue Thinking to lead training sessions and ensure feedback is communicated and understood. Businesses should consider business coaching as a catalyst for company-wide advancement, and use it as a guide for developing long-term goals, setting expectations, and continuous improvement.
Implementing an employee training program is a sure-fire way to reduce employee turnover and boost employee satisfaction. And, as everybody knows, when you retain the best employees you are able to compete at a much higher level in the marketplace.
See what an employee training program led by Blue Thinking can do for your company by contacting the professional business coaches at www.ThinkBlueThinking.com or calling 619.550.8052.
Bruno Raynal is the president and CEO of Blue Thinking, a business consulting and coaching firm. Bruno specializes in working with senior management to enhance their awareness of modern business practices and patterns so they can make informed choices, take the right action, and achieve their vision and goals. He provides both one-on-one and group coaching to build better teams. Learn more about Blue Thinking by visiting www.ThinkBlueThinking.com or calling 619.550.8052.