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Training for Employees – Types, Topics and How to Plan

Updated on: Sep 13, 2022
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A strategy to advance an employee’s knowledge or skills as part of their overall growth, whether that be in their current position or as part of a plan to progress to a more senior or different function within your firm, is known as an employee training program. A training program for employees can also be a component of a larger L&D strategy, a project to improve employee performance, or even a move to forge a stronger, more effective corporate culture. Employee training is important for both businesses and employees alike.

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Types of Training for Employees in 2022

There are various types of training for employees but the most popular in 2022 are-

  • Induction Training

New employees should receive induction training. No matter how the instruction is delivered, whether it is through a manual, a one-on-one session, or an online video lecture, it is irrelevant. The company’s history, operating principles, mission, vision, and goals should be explained to new hires. The training provides new employees with an opportunity to become familiar with company policies, rules, and regulations. For an example of such training, you can see how IIDE facilitated an induction program for the new hires at Kinnect, one of India’s leading agencies. 

  • Online Video-Based Training

Video training helps employees gain knowledge more effectively and allows them to learn at their own pace and time, which will be convenient for most employees. In creating video content for your employees, follow these best practices:

  • Make videos as short as possible 
  • It is important that video content is current
  • The content should be updated regularly
  • You can add quizzes 
  • Adding fun activities to video learning keeps it fun
  • Live Instructor-led Training

Instructor-led training allows individuals to have deeper conversations and enables a deeper understanding of the subject matter. It is beneficial for employees both inside and outside their organization to attend live instructor-led training. Employees build deeper relationships through in-person training because they can share their challenges and experiences during the class and the trainer can solve problems on the spot.

An example of live instructor-led training, here’s how IIDEPro conducted corporate training for employees of Volkswagen-

Important Topics for Training for Employees

Soft skills, digital marketing, leadership skills, and workplace etiquette are the best training programs that you should consider when organizing corporate training for your employees.

Let’s know more about each of them in detail.

  • Soft/Communication Skills

Communication is a necessary skill for all working professionals. It is important to foster the right types of communication skills if you want to achieve maximum benefit. Your employees’ communication training should focus on three types of communication: verbal, nonverbal, and written. Although there are many enduring communication skills, active listening is one that should never be neglected. 

As organizations have started moving to hybrid or remote work, having an LMS will play a vital role in employee growth and management. If you use an LMS or are planning to implement an LMS, start with communication-specific modules. You can also have a look at IIDE LMS under IIDEs Corporate training programIIDEPRO Signature which consists of modules on communication & soft skills and more.

As the employees grow in the organization and take on new roles and responsibilities, communication is a skill that will stay 100% relevant at every step.

  • Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is the need of the hour, it helps connect businesses with their audience online. Traditional marketing has taken a step back. As people are migrating to search engines and social media, businesses are turning to digital platforms for their branding requirements. Businesses receive more trackable outcomes, leads, and eventually sales through Digital Marketing. If you are looking to upskill your employees in Digital Marketing, then IIDE is the perfect place for you. Know more about IIDEs offerings.

  • Leadership Development

Successful leaders are able to restructure &  transform organizations, enhance value creation, create efficiencies and engage their employees to deliver better results. Leadership skills training typically encourages managers and leaders to find new, innovative ways of developing and managing people. Great leaders attract, hire, and encourage excellent employees. Hence, leadership development training should be considered by organizations. Read more about how IIDE trained industry leaders in Digital Marketing. If you are also looking for something similar and wish to know more about IIDEs Corporate training programs, click here.

  • Workplace Etiquette

Workplace etiquette is important as it can establish mutual respect amongst colleagues, help create a professional environment, and enhance nonverbal communication skills. Workplace etiquette training could include topics like meeting etiquette, email etiquette, dressing etiquette, etc.

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How to make a Training Plan for Employees?

Organizations should develop learning strategies that address the training needs of the company and individual employees. Even though every business is different and there is no universally applicable training program, below are some things you can consider while deciding a training topic for your employees:

  • Conduct a requirement analysis
  • Review employee’s current knowledge and identify the pain points
  • Divide the learners into different groups, depending on their requirements & job role
  • Review past training
  • Reach out to a corporate training expert/company
  • Research the current trends and topics
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What kind of training should be given to employees?

Ans. Soft skills, digital marketing, leadership development, and workplace etiquette are the types of training that should definitely be given to employees.

What is the most common employee training?

Ans. Onboarding training is the most common employee training. If you are looking for one, you can reach out to  and book a free consultation with the experts at IIDE.


Hope this blog helped you understand the important types and topics of corporate training for employees and how to plan corporate training for your team. In case you have any doubts, feel free to get in touch with us at or +91 7304534110.


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Meherzad Karanjia

Ex Chief Learning Officer, IIDE

He has over 19 years of experience in the Digital Marketing and Design space. He is someone who understands all the elements of the Digital gamut ranging from User Experience, Graphics Design, SEO, SEM, Analytics, Media Planning.....[Read full bio]


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