Coaching your employees at work

Your employees will always benefit from a little extra training while they’re at work. Remember, if you are going to offer extra training, it’s best to either offer it during the work day or have mandatory training sessions that are paid. This will keep you in your employees’ good books, and they’re more likely to pay attention if there are rewards in place. Considering that it’s extra training, unless legally required, you can’t force an employee to take part.

If you’re going to offer on the job training, do so during a quiet period for your employee. This is usually during the morning, before 11am, or during the afternoon after 2pm. If you work weekends, Sundays are always good for quiet training days. You can complete on the job training while at your employee’s desk, rather than in a meeting room; calling employees into meeting rooms isn’t recommended, as it can be the cause of serious anxiety.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to do some after hours training, you can get to a large group of your employees at once, rather than training them one by one. Obviously, training is usually paid, so you might need to take this into account when you’re deciding how long to keep your employees after work for.

Training in the evening can cause some travel and transport issues, and this should be accounted for before you decide on a definite time and date. It’s also best to split your employees into groups to make managing them easier.