Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are four more types of training employees should experience, regardless of their role or industry.
1. Sexual Harassment Training
In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it’s becoming more and more critical for employers to think about their sexual harassment policies and how effective they are. When training your employees, make sure that you have management teams supporting your initiatives and that employees are fully aware of your policies and how you intend to enforce them.
Read “#MeToo? #TimesUp? How Employers Can Remain Responsible and Positive” for more details on how to develop a responsible and effective sexual harassment training program.
2. Cybersecurity Training
Ninety-four percent of companies expect the frequency of mobile attacks to increase in the near future, according to research conducted by Dimensional Research earlier this year. Sixty-four percent of companies were doubtful they would be able to prevent a mobile cyberattack. And over one-third of companies are failing to adequately provide mobile device security within their networks.
Make sure you train your employees how to securely access platforms, devices, networks, apps, files, etc.—especially if you have a bring-your-own-device policy where employees are using their own mobile devices. Otherwise, your organization’s data are at risk.
3. Emotional Intelligence Training
According to a Career Builder survey, 71% of employers said that they valued a candidate’s emotional intelligence skills over his or her IQ. And moving forward, employers are much more likely to hire and promote individuals with developed emotional intelligence skills.
Emotionally intelligent employees foster more positive communications, quell conflict, and know how to keep internal and external stakeholders happy.
Emotional intelligence is becoming a highly coveted skill that every employer wants its staff to have. And to remain competitive and have an elite workforce, you’ll want to train your staff to be more emotionally intelligent. Read “4 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Emotional Intelligence Skills” to learn more.
4. Leadership Training
Leadership training can be available for everyone and should be. Overall, individuals with leadership tendencies and capabilities are also top performers. They are highly self-motivated and are good at motivating others. They are good decision-makers and effective communicators. And they are highly adept at building strong and positive relationships with others.
Find out more, and read “Should Every New Hire Have Leadership Qualities?”
The four types of training listed above combined with the three types in yesterday’s post are essential to every single employee in 2018, especially if you want your organization to remain a recognizable and competitive force for years to come.