Whether a company has hired new employees, launched a new product, or simply wants to keep their employees safe, employee training programs are needed all the time. The right training enables employees to perform well on their jobs at all times, and always be safe in doing so.

Employee training and development benefit both the employee and the employer, so it should be taken by companies as a business investment because its eventual costs eventually pay off.

What the organization gains from employee training:

·         Profit and growth

·         Good reputation

·         Deeper skill succession pipelines

·         Reduced turnover rate

·         Skilled workers

What an employee gains from employee training

·         Career advancement

·         Self-development

·         Better finances

·         Enhanced productivity



1. First things first: Orientation Training

Orientation training is the one a new hire gets when they first join the company. It is the most common type of employee training because it’s necessary for a smooth transition. It mainly consists of welcoming the new employees and introducing them to the company.

The HR department usually handles orientation trainings and the topics they focus on are:

·         Company’s values and vision

·         Company culture

·         Leadership team intro

·         New-hire paperwork

·         Administrative procedures (computer logins, email setups, etc.)

·         Key corporate policies

2. Compliance Training: Safety over all

Beside Orientation training, there’s Compliance training – another type of training which may be needed in some departments for more specific training.

Compliance training educates employees on the laws and regulations of their job function or industry. These laws aim to maintain the safety of the workplace and to prevent poor conduct from employees. A good compliance training program helps to minimize risk, provide a better environment for employees to work in, and maintain a good reputation.

Compliance training examples

·         Anti-Harassment Training

·         Workplace Safety (OSHA)

·         Workplace Violence

·         Workplace Substance Abuse

·         Information Security Training (HIPPA)

·         HR Law

·         ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

·         Diversity Training

Benefits of compliance training

·         Safer workplace

·         Preservation of business reputation

·         Minimized risk of legal action

·         Reduced absenteeism

3. Onboarding Training: No, it’s not the same as Orientation training

Onboarding Training is often thought to be part of Orientation Training (perhaps because they both start with an “O”?). But they’re not to be confused with one another since onboarding is a longer, ongoing process (up to one full year), unlike the formerly mentioned.

Benefits of onboarding training

·       Employees find ways to stay engaged and productive at work.

·       Employees are assimilated into the culture and the team.

·       New employees are brought up to speed much quicker than if they didn’t have this training.

·       A lot of leadership time is freed up because most answers to questions were available within the training.

4. Managerial Training: When it’s time for a promotion, one has to have the right skills

When an employee spends a considerable period of time in a position, they will either ask for promotion themselves, or they will be considered for a better managerial position by the leading board. For such cases, organizations have managerial training.

An employee might be great at what they do, but there are some specific skills to obtain before becoming a manager that only this training offers. The skills required in terms of business management get enhanced only during managerial training.

Benefits of managerial training

The employees mainly get an insight into aspects such:

·     Proper and timely delegation

·     Ways to maintain motivation in your team

·      How to provide proper feedback or coaching

5. Leadership Skills Training: Leaders helping others be leaders

Leadership skills training gives managers a possibility to improve their ability to inspire and motivate employees and teams to achieve outstanding business results. This program not only inspires the managers to focus on their becoming better, faster and smarter but also to find ways to make everyone on their team better, faster and smarter. This is the mindset that good leadership training provokes.

Benefits of Leadership Skills Training

·      You raise future team leaders for the business organization.

·       It increases employee engagement.

·       It improves your leadership styles.

·      You learn better ways of influencing people.

·      You build a strong and united team.

·      You gain more self-confidence in leading a team.

·      You are able to interact with other leaders.

·      You are able to effectively implement leadership strategies.

To sum-up we can easily conclude that employee training in all its forms is not to be neglected. There is a multitude of training programs, all of them specific to different aspects. Their benefits are far too great to not make the investment of training your employees in being the best they can be, and contribute to the company the most they can.

Not only does employee training develop the individuals’ skills but it also helps increase the company’s growth rate. Therefore, business development starts with employee development.