How to train your employees and assist them in their professional development
The professional development of an employee usually requires a training programme to go with the learning of new tasks. A professional development, towards a position with higher responsibilities, requires various skills. We can take manager or supervisor positions as an example. The latter require a whole spectrum of skills that will allow the manager or supervisor to best guide their team.
The possibility of a professional development can also be linked to certain soft skills. Indeed, some know-how is necessary to reach a higher position within a department or proceed to a horizontal career move. In this article, we will see how you can manage the professional development of your employees.
Some skills can be specific to a position or a department. Let’s take an example: your employee is going to be in touch with a customer. It means that after taking office, they will be responsible for the image conveyed. Therefore, they must know precisely the spirit of your company, its philosophy, to spread it in the best way possible.
However, what about your employees who are never in touch with customers? They will inevitably talk with their close ones. So, indirectly, they are also ambassadors of your brand image. What about the company’s general philosophy? Does this knowledge need to be spread in every department and on every level?
The company’s philosophy may generate possible desires for training on themes such as the company’s mission, its overall objectives, its fundamental values and its spirit. These skills and this know-how can be considered compulsory for any professional development. Soft skills can also include human resources, like HR policies or their philosophy.
See how all of these pieces of knowledge come together. It could be an orientation programme for your company’s newly-hired employees. Every employee would be enrolled in this programme. However, this should be included in your analysis of training desires linked to the professional developments in order to create this type of programme.