Training is an important part of any logistics, warehouse or transport operation – but how can you make sure you are getting the best return from the time and money you’re investing in it? Here are three essential tips for optimising your training department.


Keep up-to-date with industry developments

Do you know the current legislation surrounding LGV or HGV driving? Are you using the most up-to-date training methods and resources for your materials handling operators? To deliver effective and relevant training, it is important to be up to date with current laws and regulations, as well as any developments that will help to deliver your training.  Keep informed to stay ahead of the game!

An easy way to do this is to attend the free full day conference of dedicated sessions at Talent in Logistics, which includes a number of relevant topics, such as “The Latest Developments in Legislation, Regulation and Best Practice” for Large Goods Vehicle Driving.

The Talent in Logistics Conference provides a valuable opportunity to find out more about the latest developments, discuss challenges you might be facing with industry experts, and to learn about new ways of delivering training.

Relate to your people

Whether it is through adopting a new style of training to suit preferred learning methods, or by adding more relevant content to your programs, try to consider what your people will get out of training.

Engage your people with training courses that incorporate a mix of materials and methods, such as video, presentations and role play, as well as the traditional theory and practical elements, for example. Addressing specific health and safety issues, or other challenges that your people face in their daily operations, shows that you value them and the work they do. There are many training resources available now that can be tailored to suit the needs and preferences of your people.

Align your training with your business objectives

People should be a key consideration in any training program but it is also important to focus on the needs of your business.  Training is an investment after all, and you want to see a return.

Any logistics training must cover the specifics of an operation from a health and safety perspective, but if, for example, one of your business objectives is to reduce fuel expenditure, you could also implement training that encourages more fuel-efficient driving.

A conference session at Talent in Logistics titled “Making Strategic L&D Work in Practice”, presented by Stuart Haden, Program Manager for CIPD, aims to help training providers and training managers to achieve this.

To learn more about ways to get the most from your training and your people, come to the free Talent in Logistics Conference on 22nd June 2017 in Telford, featuring fantastic speakers and a comprehensive agenda to inspire and inform!


Why not also attend the prestigious Talent in Logistics Awards, on the evening of Thursday 22nd June 2017? The Awards event is not to be missed as you’ll have the chance to network with industry leaders and celebrate success, plus enjoy a glittering evening of dining and entertainment.

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