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As we all go through these trying times dealing with the COVID -19 outbreak and determining how we address our employees, tough decisions must be made. Some organizations have little choice but to furlough or lay off employees in order to survive the outbreak period. Other companies continue with business as usual as best they can via remote workforces and social-distancing-friendly operations. These decisions are some of the hardest decisions we have to make as employers. Every available option needs to be weighed.

Opportunities to Optimize Your Team’s Professional Training

If you are looking for a way to optimize your workforce during their work-from-home period, training should play a key role in both their development and your long-term business strategy. If things are slower than normal, it’s the perfect time to get training done that you’ve been meaning to do, but that your team hasn’t had time or availability to do.

This seems to be the growing trend. As a recent survey of 800 global HR executives found that 88% of organizations have encouraged or required employees to work from home, regardless of whether or not they showed coronavirus-related symptoms. And according TechRepublic, as employees work remotely, many are taking this time to upskill and reskill. This should not be a surprise, since learning and development are always a welcomed by your best talent. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report reported that 94 percent of employees said that they would stay longer at a company that invested in helping them learn. If you want to keep your talent, training them to do the best they can at their jobs seems to be a win-win proposition.

Offering development opportunities like this can make your employees feel supported, which can improve retention and productivity. This is always a good thing but in uncertain times like these, your efforts to show your workforce that you are invested in their professional well being are even more important.

While in normal situation, scheduling a workshop or training sessions in-house or at an off-site location, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to gatherings of this nature. This is the current wrinkle in this never-waste-a-moment plan.

Remote Training and Workshops Are a Solution

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Times like this provide opportunities for remote training on subjects that you wanted to accomplish but just couldn’t before. Employees working from home isn’t a hindrance thanks to professional interactive video services, such as RAI’s Live Remote workshop and training services. These Zoom-based services can be tailored to fit your needs, from short webinars to full interactive facilitated training. With experienced trainers and coaches, these enhanced, engaging learning experiences are designed to deliver for professionals, and they can host 20 or more participants at once.

What Types of Training Does Live Remote Offer?

You can choose live interactive remote workshops conducted by our experienced career consultants, for groups or in one-on-one settings, depending upon your organization’s specific needs. With Live Remote, employers can also select specific training topics for their unique industry and workforce needs, including:

  • Performance management
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership development
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Conflict resolution

RAI Resources can support your training needs so that your business is better prepared for workforce issues. When your employees feel supported and valued, it can improve retention, engagement and productivity, too. We are a premiere HR consulting and professional recruiting firm, and we provide tactical, practical employment assistance across a number of fields, including: manufacturing, construction, logistics, professional services and engineering.

Contact us today for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation.