As the pandemic wanes, many employees are beginning to return to offices all across the country. This is marking a period of transition. Leaving a remote work arrangement and coming back to the office means dealing with distractions that aren’t present at home. Plus, concerns about a pandemic resurgence still weigh on the minds of many.
At times, the stress of returning and decreased familiarity with traditional workplaces are causing engagement to suffer. Luckily, by offering updated training, it’s possible to ease the transition, provided needed support, and otherwise make the situation easier to manage, leading to improved engagement.
If you are wondering how offering robust training can re-engage with your employees, here’s what you need to know.
Reintroducing Them to Workflows
As teams return to the office, workflows may look different than they did when everyone was working remotely. This shift in the dynamic often leads to an adjustment period, one that can be hard to navigate without guidance.
If you create training that focuses on new workflows now that they are returning, you can shorten the learning curve. Employees will be able to learn more about current expectations, as well as how they need to engage with each other, making the process easier.
Increasing Familiarity with New Tools
Many companies had to implement a range of new tools as employees were sent home. If you haven’t had a chance to train your team on the tools, now is the perfect time.
It isn’t uncommon for workers to only have a basic grasp of how a resource works, especially if there wasn’t prior formal training. By increasing their familiarity with everything new systems have to offer, you can increase efficiency and their comfort level, both of which can boost engagement.
Showcasing Your Willingness to Invest in Them
When you provide updated corporate training, you show your workforce that you’re willing to invest in their growth and development. It’s a simple gesture that can bolster trust and loyalty, particularly if the coursework potentially leads to advancement opportunities.
When employees feel supported from a career development perspective, they are more satisfied in their positions. In turn, engagement tends to rise, as happy workers are more invested in their – and the company’s – success.
Do You Want to Update Your Corporate Training to Support Your Re-Opening?
At Clarity, we have nearly 30 years of L&D experience, giving us the knowledge you need to update your corporate training quickly and effectively. Plus, Clarity can be your candidate search ally if you want to expand your internal L&D team, connecting you with high-quality job seekers right when you need them.
If you are ready to partner with top-tier L&D professionals, Clarity Consultants is here. Contact us today.