The Value of Training and Development Skills
Employee development is a huge component of any successful business. To help your employees grow and improve, consider giving them the gift of training and development skills and classes this holiday season.
Employee development training Classes can be anything from software training and technical skills courses to soft skills or power skills classes. They are a great way to invest in your staff, especially for organizations that want to increase their competitive advantage by building an engaged, skilled, happy, and motivated workforce.
Why Employee Training and Development Classes?
Did you know that 93% of employees reported that they would stay at their company longer if their company invested in them? Or that 27% of Millennials and Gen-Z say the number one reason they would leave their jobs is that they don’t have the opportunity to learn and grow at their company and/or in their role.
Don’t let this be you. Giving your employees as little as 2-3 classes or training courses per year can substantially boost employee productivity, happiness, and retention.
See below for the top hard skills and power skills you can give to your employees this holiday season.
1) Business Writing Classes
With the power of the written word, your employees can get their ideas across quickly, effectively, and eloquently. In the remote working world, verbal and written communication are arguably some of the most valuable power skills you and your employees can have.
Click below to view a schedule of our upcoming business writing and advanced business writing classes.
2) Emotional Intelligence Classes
Companies don’t require empathy training, but there are 100 reasons why they should. Placing a priority on emotional intelligence classes and training in your organization will
- Increase workplace happiness
- Increase job satisfaction and fulfillment
- Increase employee retention
- Lower costs for your organizations
- And grow a happier, healthier culture in your company.
Plus, emotional intelligence is a force multiplier for better leadership, management, and healthier communication in your organization.
3) Employee Communication Skills Classes
As you can already see, communication is everything when it comes to building a happier, healthier, and more productive work environment. Especially if your workforce is 100% remote, that makes communication skills more important than ever.
In our communication skills course, our instructors help students:
- Identify common communication problems that may be holding them back.
- Develop their ability to ask better questions.
- Recognize non-verbal messaging.
- Develop active and empathetic listening skills
- Handle difficult situations in the workplace with tact and discretion.
4) Team Building
Team building is an essential skill for leaders to have. Unfortunately, leadership training is one of the most overlooked forms of employee and development training classes.
Leadership skills courses focus on developing skills to overcome the team-building challenges workgroups are faced with most frequently. It teaches participants how to use simple techniques to stay motivated and create team unity.
Building peak-performing teams can mean the difference between success or failure in meeting deadlines and achieving organizational goals.
5) Conflict Management
Conflict management is another essential, yet often overlooked form of employee training and development that’s helpful for leaders, managers, and employees.
Knowing how to handle conflict can be the difference between retaining happy employees and having healthy working relationships vs. negativity in the workplace and high employee turnover.
6) Time Management
Workplace efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability will fall apart if time management isn’t a priority for you or your company.
Ready to double your workplace productivity? Click here to view our schedule of upcoming time management classes.
7) Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying
In many states, sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying training are required annually. Make sure that you and your employees don’t get behind on this critical training.
8) Project Management Fundamentals Class
If your project managers have little-to-no training, they’re losing your organization time and money.
In our project management fundamentals class, students learn key project management principles. This includes
- Project life cycle
- Critical path theory
- Work breakdown structure
- Resource allocation & leveling
- And risk management.
Students also learn techniques for establishing a project team, project tracking and control, project reports, project close-out, and more.
9) Excel Classes
Excel may be the most universal piece of software on the planet.
It’s used in virtually every business and industry for everything from project management and team collaboration to organizing, sorting, tracking, and reporting information ––– on a massive scale.
Don’t miss out on giving your employees the Excel training and development classes they need to succeed. Click the links below to see our schedule of Excel training classes:
- Intro to Excel Classes
- Excel Level 1 – Fundamentals
- Excel Level 2 – Tools and Operations
- Excel Level 3 – Functions
- Excel Pivot Tables
- Excel Power Pivot
- Excel Level 4 – Advanced Functions
- Excel Dashboards
- Excel Power Pivot
10) Microsoft Office Suite
The Microsoft Office Suite is used by thousands of businesses around the country. However, only a few of them provide Microsoft Office employee training and development classes.
Consider this: Your employees may be spending hours every week struggling to use Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel ––– simply because they weren’t trained for it.
Don’t let that time and money go to waste. In just a single day or half-day of training, your employees could master this industry-standard software, increase productivity, and preserve their time for projects that really move the needle.
Click below to view our upcoming Microsoft Office Suite classes:
Save More with Employee Development Training Bundles
At ACTS, our Employee Training and Development bundles give organizations and their teams the gift of learning more, for less.
If you plan on prioritizing employee training and development in the new year, why not give your team all of the skills they need in a nicely bundled holiday gift package?
Take a look at our training and development class bundles for:
- Excel Course Bundle
- Excel for Wizards Course Bundle
- Leadership/Management Class Bundle
- And our Accounting Class Bundle
Start your holidays and the new year off on the right foot by giving your employees the skills they need. In our experience, enrolling employees in as little as ONE CLASS a year can level up to increase productivity, working independence, autonomy, confidence, and workplace satisfaction for the rest of their careers.
If you are interested in enrolling in our virtual, in-person, or onsite training contact our team at Alliance Career Training Solutions at 831-755-8200 or by email at [email protected] today.