The Most Effective Training Techniques

There are numerous methods and materials with the most effective training techniques available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them.

And using several methods for each training session may actually be the most effective way to help employees learn and retain information. In this article, we take a close look at each of the myriad techniques, and examine their advantages and disadvantages. We also explain how you can combine the various methods into an effective blended learning approach.

Overall Considerations
Before considering specific training techniques, ask yourself these questions:
>>>> What are your training goals for this session?
>>>> New skills
>>>> New techniques for old skills
>>>> Better workplace behavior
>>>> A safer workplace
>>>> A fair and equal workplace free of discrimination and harassment
>>>> Who is being trained?
>>>> New employees
>>>> Seasoned employees
>>>> Upper management
>>>> What is your training budget?
>>>> How much time has been allocated for training within your organization?
>>>> What training resources and materials do you have at your disposal?

Your answers to these questions begin the narrowing process for your training choices. Now let’s examine those training methods, their pros and cons, and where they best fit in a training program.

The Choices
Even with the many technological advances in the training industry, traditional formats remain viable and effective.

>>>>>Classroom or Instructor-Led Training
>>>>>Interactive Methods
>>>>>Hands-On Training
>>>>>Computer-Based Training
>>>>>Online or E-Learning
>>>>>How to Use a Blended Learning Approach

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