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learning guides

Even with a clear vision, training your team without research-backed learning guides might not yield results. What’s more, you stand to lose your competitive edge in the long-term if your strategy isn’t based on valuable learning guides . Ideally, learning guides should enable you achieve the following goals:

    • Make your team more productive or perform better.
    • Develop leadership capacity in your team members
    • Incorporate best practices in training that give you a competitive advantage.
    • Offer career path to team members hence motivating them to work hard

The following are fourteen learning guides and training white papers that can help you and your team in that regard:

#1 – The Foundation for Employee Trust and Engagement

This training white paper explains how leaders can connect with those they lead through understanding the latter’s motivations, dreams, and strengths. It offers tips on how to forge strong relationships that allow for such understanding.

It also guides you on how to improve teamwork by making each member your team to feel valued. Even more, it is one of the training guides that will teach you how to make employees own change at the workplace.

#2 – 9 ‘Best’ Best Practices of High Functioning Learning Organisations

Knowing your specific training needs and what skill to train is one thing, making the training effective is another altogether. This white paper offers the “best” best practices in dealing with specific skill deficiency you might have.

It also looks at setting the speed of learning and implementing mentoring programs as an element of training. You don’t need to sign up to download this training guide.

#3 – What Drives Employee Engagement and Why It Matters

This is a report from a study that The Dale Carnegie Training, a leadership training company, and MSW.ARS Research, a marketing consultancy, conducted  to establish what drives employee engagement. The research identifies many emotional and functional factors that impact on employee engagement.

However, three stand out in the training white paper:

  • Relationship with the immediate line manager.
  • The ability of senior management to lead the organisation and effectively communicate its goals.
  • Organisational pride- Corporate social responsibility and the vision of the organisation.

#4 – Employees Use Very Little of What They Have Learnt

Often training goes well and employees seem to connect with the content. This doesn’t however mean that they are going to put everything they learn to work. Indeed, employees use very little of what they learn.

In this free learning guide you will find 16 proven solutions that will show you how you can get your employees to use more of what they have learnt.

#5 – Compliance Training: What you need to know

As a business, you need to ensure that you comply with laws, regulatory requirements and even city by-laws. It is often the responsibility of everyone in the team to make sure this happens. Therefore, having everyone in your team understand the compliance demands of your business is necessary.

This training guide will help you do that.

#6 – Enhancing Employee Engagement: The Role of the Immediate Supervisor

The relationship with the immediate supervisor largely influences employee engagement. This training white paper discusses the role of the immediate manager and factors that influence employee engagement. It also touches on training best practices that you need to get ahead in employee engagement.

#7 – Line Managers Do Not Support the Learning of Their Teams

You shouldn’t expect much returns from your investment in employee training if those you’ve charged with leadership won’t spearhead the change that the new skills bring. Line managers are very critical if absorption of new skills will have any impact

In this Free Guide you will find 12 proven solutions that will show you how you can get line managers to support the skills training of their teams.

#8 – Make Learning Stick Best Practices to Get the Most out of Leadership Development

This is a white paper that Center for Creative Leadership, a renowned leadership development organization,  published. The guide covers extensively the topic of  how to impart leadership skills such as critical thinking and learning transfer.

The white paper is available in a PDF form, and you don’t need to sign up or share any information to download and read it.

#9 – Nuts and Bolts of Succession Planning

This is another of the learning guides that teaches how to have a substitute ready in case a key position in your company falls vacant. This training white paper explores the difference between succession planning and replacement planning.

It also looks at how to figure out the objectives and scope of succession planning. Most importantly, it covers the seven essential elements of a Succession planning program.

#10 – Nine Best Practices for Effective Talent Management

Development Dimensions International is a leadership development solution company. It has come up with a learning guide on talent management. It identifies nine of the best practices that form the basis of a talent management system in a company.

Talent is a valuable source of competitive advantage for businesses. Gaps in skills and a mismatch between supply and demand for talent make retaining talent a challenge.

#11 – Training Evaluations are Rarely Done Well

Employee training is an investment. You need to get returns, but you can only be sure of your progress if you’ve put mechanisms in place to gauge that. Failure of training evaluation is failure of the training itself since we can’t tell how it is working for business.

In this Free Guide you will find 12 proven solutions that will show you how you to evaluate training quickly and easily to understand your ROI.

#12 – 7 Key Steps to Achieving Customer Service Excellence in the Service Industry

This learning guide explores the factors that influence how your customers view the quality of services you offer them and best practices around customer service. It also helps your team know how to measure customer service and how to improve its quality.

#13 – 6 Ways to Save Your Company from Boring E-learning

E-learning is becoming mandatory for every business. This is because of the digital revolution sweeping across the world. It isn’t easy, though, to make your team learn and embrace new skills through E-learning platforms.

This paper will help you make e-learning both exciting and productive for your team. To download it you need to share personal information, including name, company and address.

#14 – UK Training Report – Industry Trends

The 7th annual findcourses.co.uk training provider survey as well as their 2nd annual user survey will help their providers get a better view of their position in the industry and consider the changing needs of learners.

 

In addition to the above learning guides, look at another list of Free Guides for HR Managers, Training Officers, and L&D Managers.

If you would like your Guide added to this list please Contact Us.

Daniel Nyairo

About Daniel Nyairo

Daniel is a writer with the passion for engaging, delighting and inspiring with the right word at the right place in a sentence. He has been writing for the last four years about business management, content marketing, and technology.

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