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on September 03, 2019 Employee Engagement

How to Create Amazing Training Materials

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Having successful employees at a company begins with proper training. If you want a successful team, a group that is motivated, determined, and full of positivity for your entire company to follow, start by creating some visionary development materials. Begin implementing new materials that promotes exemplary employee behavior for a surefire way to not only create your dream team but also enhance your company culture. After all, the new hires are your company’s future.

We understand, it can be hard to spend time creating boring training materials when you could be getting other things done. But trust us, the time you spend creating quality materials will pay off in the long run.

Luckily, we are here to break down some great ways to create the best training materials possible.

Develop a Learning Objective

Yes, it may seem rather simple and obvious to make a Learning Objective, since the goal is to train employees on how to excel at their jobs. However, this process is extremely complex, involving dozens, if not hundreds, of different sections. Because of this, it is best to develop a learning objective for the training materials prior to writing them out.

This learning objective should aim to answer several important questions that will help create structure for the training materials. It should state who the materials will be for, what specific ideas or tasks should be taught in the materials, how the information will be able to be retained by the readers, and how long it should take them to read through the materials. Once all of these questions have been answered, the employer will have a much better idea of what the training materials should look like when they are finished.

Choose the Best Delivery Methods

The next important step to cover in creating training materials is how they are going to be delivered to the employees. With current technology, there is a wide variety of options available to employers.

They can choose to deliver the training materials through written manuals, instructional videos, in-person training sessions, live webinars, hands-on VR experience, or a mix of multiple delivery methods. Deciding which of these methods is the best option for the company will help determine what goes into the training materials.

Make It Easily Digestible

Training employees is often an extensive task that requires dozens of pages or hours of video material. That is why employers should be doing everything that they can in order to make sure that the material is easily digestible for the new trainees. The last thing that they want is for the employees to get overwhelmed and be unable to retain the information.

One of the best ways to make it more digestible is to break it up into many different subsections. So instead of having one giant section named using company email, the training material should instead be broken up into several smaller sections with more specific titles such as how to log into company email, how to create a corporate email signature, proper work email formatting, and other titles like this. This will help employees know exactly what to expect in each of the sections and allows the training materials to be easily scanned in order to find the relevant information.

In order to find out other tactics that can be used to help ensure that employees are properly trained, contact our team of professionals today.

Sydnie Kerr

Customer Content Manager

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