Fitting Staff Training Into Your Busy Schedule



Your employees need to know exactly what they are doing, and that can sometimes be a challenge to ensure. Keeping your staff well-informed and in possession of all the necessary skills takes time and patience. Sometimes, it can seem impossible to fit those training sessions into your business’ schedule. When do you get the opportunity to give everyone the training they both need and deserve? There is no doubt that this can be frustrating, but the good news is that there are always solutions to these problems. In this post, we are going to look at some of the best ways to ensure that your staff remain trained up on everything they need to know.

Away Days


First of all, one of the best options for this particular quandary is to take your team away on an away day. This can be an event which combines a little training with as many other activities as you like. It might be a team sport, for example, with marketing on one side and sales on the other. Or you could even consider something like a weekend trip away. You might be surprised at just how effective this can be in lifting morale around the office. And at the same time, you can slip that much-needed training in as well. If you have a little extra in the budget this Christmas, then this might be your best bet.

Corporate Events


If you are not so sure about going all-out on an away day or fancy weekend, then you could always consider organising or attending a corporate event. This can either be with other companies, or just your business. Either way, you need to make sure that, as well as delivering that much-needed training, you are also giving your staff the opportunity to have a little fun. You might even want to consider some Corporate Entertainment such as mind reading or a magic show. Having something to break up the training sessions is likely to work wonders in keeping people relaxed and focused.




In-House Sessions


Of course, there is nothing that says that you need to make a big deal about the training. If you only think that your staff need a little refresher, then you might be able to arrange it for in-house. It might be a good idea, in this case, to ensure that not everyone goes at once. Hold several sessions, over a few days if necessary. To avoid any disruption to your office or your business. Make sure you don’t have too many people from any one team attending at any time. This way, you will minimise the disruption and still ensure that everyone receives the essential training.



Finally, remember that you always have the opportunity to carry out one-on-one sessions. These can be fairly informal, light and as quick or long as you like.  This is ideal if you just have one or two people who need refreshing on something, or of course for brand new employees.