Training with Connecteam for Training Managers

How Connecteam can help overcome challenges faced by large businesses

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Written by Shoshana Fleischmann
Updated over a week ago

Employee training is the cornerstone of a professional workforce and a successful business. In larger businesses, a training manager is usually the persona responsible for this, but the job description and roles may vary depending on the specific needs and size of the organization. Generally, a training manager's primary goal is to make sure every employee has all the tools and knowledge to succeed in their work and raise the level of professionalism in the organization.

Some common responsibilities and tasks of a training manager include:

  1. Identifying training needs and mapping out necessities for the employees' toolbox: The training manager identifies the areas where training is needed and what skills or knowledge employees require to improve their performance. Part of this responsibility includes understanding exactly what knowledge is needed.

  2. Developing and implementing training programs: After the training, managers understand what knowledge is needed they design, develop and implement training programs that meet the specific needs of the organization. This may include creating employee training manuals, conducting training sessions, and evaluating the effectiveness of the training.

  3. Facilitating training sessions: The training manager should facilitate training sessions, either by conducting the training themselves or delegating the responsibility to trainers.

  4. Evaluating training materials: The training manager should evaluate the training materials and ensure they are up-to-date and relevant to the organization's needs.

  5. Monitoring the effectiveness of training - Was the training valuable? Did the training change the way the employee approaches day-to-day work? Are we still missing follow-up training?

Overall, a training manager plays a crucial role in ensuring that employees have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their job effectively, leading to increased productivity and performance for the organization.

Challenges of Training Managers in Large Businesses

Conducting effective training is bound with difficulties for training managers. In any organization, training managers face challenges such as creating engaging content, coordinating logistics, and working with limited time or resources. In large businesses, they face additional challenges due to the mere size of the organization and the number of employees requiring training at any given time.

  1. Scale: Managing training for a larger workforce, spread across multiple locations and departments, is a complex operation. Coordinating logistics, managing the training process, and ensuring consistency throughout is a demanding feat that requires a lot of work and energy.

  2. Standardization: Maintaining consistency in training content and delivering uniform outcomes is difficult in larger organizations. Standardized processes need to be established to ensure that all employees receive the same training and produce similar results afterward in their work, regardless of location or branch.

  3. Keeping Pace with Change: In dynamic industries where change occurs constantly, training managers are tasked with the responsibility of constantly adapting training materials, to address emerging needs and incorporate new skills and knowledge.

How to Utilize Connecteam For Training in Large Businesses

We believe training should be regarded as an integral and ongoing component of an employee’s professional development and lifecycle. Training can be ANYTHING, delivered at any time. Any update to do the job better, any information needed to perform a task, any refresher - those are all training pieces that can be useful for employees.

Courses - Courses can be used for any digital onboarding or training needs. Using Courses, training managers can implement the same materials for several branches or locations at once, helping to streamline materials and standardize processes. By assigning the course to smart groups, training managers can share the same information across many locations, and with scheduled publishing, they can coordinate training all in advance for everyone. They can instantly view and track employee progress as well, which enables them to get the full picture of the training process in just a glance.

Knowledge Base - The Knowledge Base enables training managers to store all relevant information about the company in one central location. With the ability to create several folders to organize policies and manuals and include links and files for anyone to quickly access, employees can easily access training materials and information they need to get the job done, and done well! Even months after the employee’s initial training, they can retrieve forgotten information quickly and easily.

Chat - The Chat feature is the perfect alternative to external communication channels. Training managers can use the Chat to engage with employees in training at all times throughout the process, through 1:1 chats or team chats. For training with a large group, training managers can open a channel that allows them to communicate messages without the chat getting flooded.

Updates - Training managers can also use Updates to post important announcements, communicate messages, and increase engagement. With Updates, they can send polls with questions from the training to check information retention or videos to enrich the learning process.

Events - For mandatory in-person training, training managers can use Events to schedule training and keep everyone updated through notifications on any changes in the time and date of the event. The feature streamlines communications between training managers and employees regarding attendance, and consolidates all necessary information in a single location, including any changes in the time and date. This eliminates the need for back-and-forth exchanges and allows both training and employees to access all relevant details conveniently.

Recognitions - Sending a Recognition to the whole company that celebrates an employee's achievement in completing an important training is a great way to increase employee satisfaction and demonstrate the managers' appreciation.

Rewards - Incentivizing the employee with a monetary reward for completing a course or training is another great way to keep your staff engaged and keep them on their toes in anticipation of the next training.

Surveys - Surveys can be used by training managers to collect feedback from employees on the training, which can help them improve content and processes for the future. Surveys also have the option to be anonymous so employees can feel more comfortable in providing feedback.

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