Happy New Year All. Hope everyone had a fun and safe celebration. Based on responses from last week’s post I will be revisiting a few training development topics from 2019 during 2020, and I got a few suggestions that we didn’t touch on last year as well.
To not start off with a rerun, I will begin the New Year with a different topic, and 3 related questions.
Many training departments are responsible for employee development training that is outside the scope of “regular job duties”. Often these are titled self-development courses or something similar. They can range widely in topic from the always applicable “Active Listening” to something as obscure as “How Taking Good Care of Your Pet Reflects on Your Job Satisfaction.”
I can make arguments for and against these kinds of trainings, but I thought I would put it to you.
- Do you think businesses should provide this kind of personal development training?
- Do you think the success of these trainings can be measured (if so how)?
- What are the biggest challenges to effectively providing these development trainings?