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The Right Thing for Businesses to do for Employees

Tue, Feb. 28, 2017 Posted: 10:20 AM


Today, companies have an obligation to their employees to keep them the most prepared for success. To do this, companies need to make sure their employees are properly trained in important subjects that improve safety, productivity and as a result, the company’s bottom line. Therefore, they need to involve classes and other training techniques for all employees. Here are a few areas of training that top the list:

Cyber Security Training

The landscape for cybersecurity is constantly changing and companies need to have all of their employees aware of the latest threats and the newest security measures to combat them. Data breaches may involve malicious programs, unauthorized access into the systems, ransomware, or DoS attacks and with the explosion of social media use, employees must remain vigilant about what might be trying to invade their privacy.

Employees with access to any important company data must use company laptops only to access this data. Sometimes, employees connect other gadgets to the laptops and download malware bearing content online. So this should not be allowed. Furthermore, the IT staff, in particular, ought to be aware of the regulatory network security requirements. Employees are typically the weakest link in cyber security. This is why it is important that employees are trained in maximum cyber security techniques.

Strategic Planning

Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the short term (months) and long term (year or more), how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is generally on the entire organization, so having your entire organization take strategic planning training will benefit everyone in every department. Strategic planning helps teams set short- and long-term goals, identify potential obstacles, and prioritize plans, timelines, and tasks for implementation. There is a particular focus on monitoring and measuring results; making course corrections as necessary. Strategic planning gets everyone in your company on the same page.

Time Management

What we can get done is limited by the amount of hours in a day and therefore organizations must be mindful of how their employees are spending their time while at work. Time management takes on three key areas:

Organization

Becoming organized in both your processes and routines is key. To be the most effective at this, employees need to systems that create good habits. There is no one way to organize, but whatever system you choose must make sense to everyone. Remember the goal is to find things without wasting time. Use filing systems, keep a recycling bin or shredder handy, and eliminate those items that clutter the desk and require to be handled multiple times. Remove items that interfere with high priority tasks. One key area is email. There should be a companywide system for organizing email so everyone knows and uses it, and can get to anyone else’s e-mail if needed. Each employee’s, daily organization should take as no more than five minutes.

Prioritization

There should be constant reminding of employees that not every task is equally important, so things should be prioritized so the most important ones get their needed attention, first. After all, it is the most important tasks that make the difference at your business. A Prioritizing system allows employees to identify the most important tasks at any moment and give those tasks more of your attention, energy, and time. Prioritization helps everyone to plan. It is a good way to ensure that deadlines are met and stress is minimized. Training for all employees is very important.

Eliminating Distractions

Distractions are a key time waster at work and they need to be focused on and eliminated from the work environment. This might entail moving offices or desks for some employees. Staggering break times, enacting dress codes. Limiting access to the Internet, and even limiting what topics can be discussed in the office. Some of these approaches may seem extreme in today’s work environment, but their benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

David Fournier