Designing a training program for employees is only the first step—how you implement that program will also be vital for its success and especially its longevity. Measurable and reachable goals are one key feature of a great training system. Make sure your employees’ progress can be recorded in some way, and by seeing results, everyone—executives, managers, and employees—will understand the program better.
You should also set clear expectations for the employees. Vague hints about future opportunities will likely backfire in the future if those expectations aren’t met. Inform your employees and help them understand the effectiveness of training and development for both the company and their personal career growth.
Finally, the right captain will help keep the ship afloat. Choose someone to lead the program who has strong ideas and an enthusiastic interest in how to develop employees. Then you can rest assured that the program won’t sink the second you leave it.