Whether it’s a refresher on tasks they’re already handling, or instructions on a totally new work area, a little education can go a long way for your finance staffers.
Asking yourself these questions before every session will ensure you get the most out of the training.
- How much time will the training take? If you have an array of topics to cover, then a one-day training session probably won’t cut it.
Key: For the most effective training, pad sessions by at least a few minutes to allow attendees to ask questions that will help the info sink in.
- Small groups or one-size-fits-all training approach?
It’s rare to find one type of training that will work for everyone.
So, when debating between small sessions or larger ones, it’s usually more effective to opt for smaller, more intimate sessions to get the best results.
- What type of medium should you use?
Would your presentation be most effective in a simple PowerPoint and lecture format or would a more hands-on approach work better?
Combining several different media (off-site trips, hands-on learning, online programs, etc.) is usually the most effective way to hold employees’ attention.
- What’s the goal? Let workers know how their performance will be measured – and when.
This lets employees know exactly what they’ll need to learn. Plus, it cuts down on surprises down the road.