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Tips for Technical Employee Excellence


It is seen as a challenge for companies to keep the employees with the appropriate skills. Developing technical skills can be crucial to putting your company above competitors. Employee satisfaction is an attribute that you have control over, and therefore you must take action by putting your employees through proper and effective training.

Workers who feel that they are good at their job feel a sense of job satisfaction and on the contrary people may feel unmotivated if they don’t think they have the opportunity to progress. Companies have a bird’s eye view of each employee and it’s the company’s responsibility to evaluate them to make sure that they have the proper skills to perform their job.


Tips for Driven and Dynamic Employees

  • Operative skills development programs: Identifying the company’s needs is vital to an effective solution.
  • Evaluation of current skills, knowledge, and training desires:  Assessing employees to see what they are capable of doing and comparing that to what they are assigned to do to see if there is a visible gap.
  • Separate learning routes: Different people learn in different ways such as through watching others, trial and error, etc. Take into consideration how your employees have learned in the past and teach them in a method that makes sense to them.
  • Support to confirm knowledge is remembered and always up to date: Your skills must be maintained over the long term to ensure success at an organization.
  • Keeping up with technology: You may be faced with the latest and greatest technology and you will need to understand how it works and how to apply it appropriately.
  • Helping employees grow: Opportunities must be provided for employees such as the ability to earn certifications or even attend meetings to develop their knowledge.


Elements of Success from a Double Perspective

In order to be a successful organization the company and employees must have the same perspectives. Attention must be given to the perspectives through training to guarantee a workable relationship for the future.

  • Conveying information:
    • (Company) Let my employees know what I want from them in a clear manner.
    • (Employee) The more I understand what I’m doing, the more I’ll be helpful to the organization and will comprehend how I fit into the grand scheme of the company.
  • Making sure the right employees are in the right place:
    • (Company) Think of the skills needed to run my organization and who is best suited for each task.
    • (Employee) I need to feel like I am in the right place and sure that I am good at what I’m doing.
  • Sustaining newly learned skills:
    • (Company) Once one of my employees is trained to learn a skill it must be remembered and be fresh in the person’s mind. It may take multiple training sessions to make the skill correctly engraved in their mind.
    • (Employee) I must make sure that when I’m taught a skill I remember it, and if not let the company know so that more training can occur.


Training Programs

Training programs should take a look at where the company currently is and simply compare that to where you as a company want to be. But in order to know if your company requires this training, you must first identify where the skill gaps are located. You must then create a skill development cycle that presses constant learning. There are many different methods of running training programs. The following list covers many scenarios for your company’s successful training programs:

  • Classroom training: A classroom environment led by an instructor .This type of learning can help advance large groups at a time.
  • Virtual classroom training: Similar to the classroom training but with the ability to log on from anywhere, allowing for more convenience for those that need it.
  • Video refresh: Having the ability to browse through past how-to videos if information is forgotten.
  • On-the-job training: Being taught by someone who knows it best around the workplace is often times an effective method.

The skill gap in manufacturing is seen as a big problem amongst companies. Therefore the organization must keep constantly growing in terms of their business and employees and what better way to do this than the training programs mentioned above. The gap must be bridged in order for a company to have success for the future.

The skills you learn are taught to you for a reason and must be remembered and applied to your organization to help both you and the company grow. Skills that aren’t used very often are required to be refreshed every so often. 


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