Importance of Employee Training

The importance of training your employees – both new and experienced — cannot be overemphasized. Effective training of new employees results in employees who:

  • Know what they’re doing
  • Save time
  • Have a good feeling about the company
  • Get off to a good start.

New Hire Orientation

New hire orientation programs include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. But leading companies know the importance of employee training and that orientation is a great opportunity to introduce employees to the company, its products, its culture and policies – and even to the competition. Adding these elements to your new employee orientation checklist can greatly improve worker satisfaction and employee retention.

Supervisor Management Training

The importance of employee training doesn’t end with new workers. Manager training and development is equally important to workplace safety, productivity, and satisfaction. Among the most useful skills that can be addressed are manager communication, employee motivation, and employee recognition.

But managers are busy people, and that’s why manager training online using TrainingToday is such an effective means of keeping your supervisors at their best. TrainingToday’s online training is also an efficient way to help break experienced workers of sloppy – and possibly unsafe – work habits.

Required Employee Training

Many standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require employers to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are “certified,” “competent,” or “qualified”-meaning that they have had special previous training, in or out of the workplace. These requirements reflect OSHA’s belief that training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses.

From an HR perspective, a growing number of states are requiring workplace harassment training for employees, and states such as California (AB 1825 training), Connecticut, and Maine specifically require employee sexual harassment training, yet another example of the importance of employee training.

TrainingToday Offers Recommended and Required Employee Training

TrainingToday offers required employee training and recommended training on more than 100 crucial training topics. To name just a few:

  • Employee Diversity Training
  • Workplace Safety Training for Employees
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Training for Employees
  • Emergency Preparedness & Fire Prevention Training
  • Team Building Training for Employees – Workplace Team Building
  • Office Ergonomics Training
  • Hazard Communication Training – Right to Know

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