3 Different Types Of Employee Training That Must Be Carried Out

Training is a massively important element in business. As an employer, it’s your duty to train your employees so that they can carry out their work efficiently and productively, but there are other benefits too. Good training will make your team members feel appreciated and they’ll want to continue working for you because you put their interests and needs first. Also, a well-trained workforce will mean you can more easily beat your competition. As well as that, when your employees are trained, you won’t have to work in the business quite so much; you can work on it instead, boosting profits, creating marketing campaigns, and generally being the boss. 

There are a variety of different areas that your employees will need to be trained in, and the following are some of the most important that you really can’t afford to skip. Read on to find out more. 

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Orientation Training

The great thing about orientation training is that it only has to take place once for each employee, and if you have several new starters, they can all be trained together. Essentially, orientation training means introducing the new employee to the business, showing them how things are done, where things are, and what is expected of them. In some cases, this will be more complex than in others, but it will come down to explaining:

  • The culture 
  • The company mission and values
  • The organizational structure, including who the employee should report to 
  • Discussion of any benefit plans in place
  • Going through any administration details such as setting up an email address and logging into any systems 
  • Completely any paperwork that is required 

Once this is done, it won’t need to be repeated, and you can even pass the job to other managers and staff who have been through it all before which means you don’t need to think about it at all, other than to ensure it has been done. 

Compliance Training

Compliance training is any training that regulations or legislation requires to be carried out. In effect, compliance training is training that will educate the employee about specific policies and the law, ensuring that they are able to do their job correctly.

The laws in question will often be about health and safety in the workplace, but they might also be about ensuring that a customer’s data is kept safe and dealt with in the appropriate ways (think of GDPR, for example; this policy must be followed, and training will help a large number of people to stay within the law). 

Because this is such an important element of training, not to mention a legal one, it can often be best to outsource this kind of work. You can then be sure that your employees are getting the very best, most up to date information possible, and your business won’t inadvertently run into any compliance issues.