The study points out some striking contradictions between how effective organizations think their training programs are, and their ability to prove any actual on-the-job application of that training.
Sixty percent of those surveyed indicate that they do not have a systematic approach to prepare a trainee to apply learning on-the-job. Almost 60 percent of respondents use either informal / anecdotal feedback or "simply a guess" to determine if employees actually apply safety training while on the job.The top three strategies considered most important for effective training:
- Ensuring trainees have the time, resources and responsibility to apply learning
- Support of managers
- An instructional approach that simulates the actual work environment