There are many reasons to consider a Corporate Trainer, whether hired internally or as an outside resource to the company.
We live in a Globalized World: Business has gone global, breaking the geographic barriers of one’s own backyard where one used to be so comfortable doing the usual day-to-day businesses. This globalization forces organizations to reinvent themselves and stay ahead of the competition.
Training and Re-Training: There is no such thing as completing a training session. It is a continuous process that involves constant refreshment. Occasionally, there are new hires, the market shifts, or employees inherit new problems. This, combined with the need to gain new skills, requires outsourcing for new information.
To make sure your decision to hire a trainer leads to real value in your organization, here are some characteristics you should be looking for in an effective corporate trainer:
- Have subject matter expertise or be willing to learn the industry.
- An excellent track record as a presenter with the keen ability to adjust to any audience.
- Adept enough to extract the best out of you and help you achieve your goals.
- Flexible enough to tackle questions off the beaten path and not part of the original topic.
- A confidant to team members who may be challenged by corporate culture and company policy.
- Savvy enough to teach you social networking, business etiquette, and leadership skills.
- Confident in their approach and direction with participants.
- Great spirit and enthusiasm for the success of the team.
- A continuous learner, willing to place themselves in the position of the student.
- A success portfolio for which you may contact former class participants and management.
Remember, the above checklist is just a guideline and each organization has unique needs, but I would like to suggest that a good trainer makes the information easy to understand, quick to learn and relatively straight-forward to put into action.
Ultimately, the right trainer not only creates competent staff, but also connects with the corporate objectives and transforms the organization.