It’s important to remember that the professionals in your business are never “the finished product.” Every week they gain new experiences, learn new principles, and get feedback on how their proceeding.
That’s one of the most essential motivators for staff applying for a job – sure, they want fair compensation, but the chance to develop in a role and come out the other end a better professional can be a wonderful benefit, too. It’s why an animator might even be motivated to work for Disney at a much-reduced salary compared to other studios because having that industry-leading experience and pedigree is priceless.
This begs the question – how should businesses educate their staff to ensure routine development, and to enact the best possible outcome? By understanding this, you can bake-in training and routine skills development into your process, to make sure every staff member is better at the end of their time with you than they were coming in. Moreover, keep training them, and the interest to remain and benefit with your firm increases, decreasing staff turnover.
But first, let’s consider how that educational approach might work:
Cybersecurity Training Workshops
Almost all companies in 2024 use digital systems to operate and manage nearly everything. For this reason, it’s essential to make sure staff know how to protect themselves online and to keep the system secure. Even the best managed cyber security providers will show a training program to help staff understand how regularly to change their password, how to identify a phishing email, how to log into a VPN and how to only use company-approved devices for their work.
Regular E-Learning Modules
Many companies will sign on to e-learning provisions when bringing staff into the company. This is because these offer a modular means of showcasing your own staff policies, which lets face it, are quite similar from firm to firm. These modules can showcase the importance of staff conduct, the importance of diversity, how to raise issues, the management structure, of the company, and more. Any failed modules can be referred to for further training as needed.
Incident Response Drills
Depending on your organization, incident response drills can vastly differ. At the most universal, fire drills are essential to consider. From that point on, niche-specific necessities are important. For example, if you work in the marketing department of a museum, you still need to understand how to plan for a possible theft or breach of the building thanks to how valuable and priceless some of the items there are – making them a target for people the world over. Incident response drills must be repeated now, sometimes to a tiresome level, to ensure all staff know how to behave should they occur.
With this advice, you’ll be sure to keep staff educated and capable from the top down. This means that you never take knowledge for granted, but consolidate and continually share updates to your most essential wisdom. After all, no business is developed from a vacuum, and we mustn’t solely consider the insight that brought us to this point “common sense,” we must ensure it’s understood and remembered no matter how long your staff have been here.