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Preparing First-Time Leaders for Success

So, you have a star employee on your team—a proverbial rock star. She knows what is expected of her and excels at every turn. She shows initiative and creative problem solving skills. She is an informal leader and her peers respect her and see her as an expert. She lives by your company’s values and has earned the trust of everyone she works with. You know about an opportunity for her to move into a management role, but how do you set her up for success?

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5 Steps to a Successful Employee Training Program

Running a successful business involves a lot of moving parts. One of the most important—and often overlooked—parts of running a profitable company is training and employee development. In fact, a study by The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics found that companies with fewer than 100 employees gave only 12 minutes of manager training every six months. Organizations with 100–500 employees provided just six minutes. So, what does that mean? A lot of organizations aren’t taking into consideration the long-term impact that a comprehensive training program has on their company. To have a successful team, you need to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge that allows them to be more productive. A successful training program can also help employees feel greater job satisfaction and engagement which means less turnover for the company.

While it can be a bit time consuming to initially set up, employee training is worth the investment. Here are five steps to implementing a successful training program.

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