Training your staff is an investment and often a substantial one – but how can you make sure that you will get a return from it? I hear so many stories of training being a waste of time, as well as money, such as delegates that are frustrated because they are blocked from using the learning in the workplace, or managers who are sceptical because they bought training and it made no difference.
How can you make sure that you get optimum value when training budgets are limited?
As a trainer, I have a vested interest in helping my clients get the best value from hiring me – I want to see positive change and progress. I have no interest in working with companies who are just going through the motions of ticking boxes.
Over the years, I’ve noticed the obstacles to successful training, and also seen what works. It is not as simple as hiring the best trainer (although that helps!) There are several other issues to think about, from the environment to the attitude and involvement of line managers. I’ve distilled all I’ve learnt over the years into an ebook: Buying Training? How to get the best value and avoid wasting your training budget, in the hope that it will help you to get real value from your training budget.
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Buying Training? explains:
- The Two Fold Problem – how do you quantify the results of training, and how do you prevent money being wasted?
- The Training Cycle, so that you can make sure that change happens
- How to find ways of measuring outcomes when it is not clear cut
- The five elements you need to address to make sure you get a good return.
I hope it gives you food for thought – do let me know. If you have any tips of your own for getting the best out of your training spend, please do leave them below. If I can help in any way, do get in touch.