Making training stick: Improving learning transfer

Enhancing performance by putting training to use on the job
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2015

Question: Whenever we provide training to employees, we find they aren’t really putting what they learned to use and the training doesn’t actually result in improved performance. What can we do to ensure we aren’t wasting our time and resources?

Answer: There could potentially be several issues here but the primary problem appears to be one of poor learning transfer, meaning trainees aren’t able to recall what they learned or aren’t able to put it into practice on the job. There are several ways to improve learning transfer.