In a previous post, we discussed the challenge many companies face when it comes to employees’ retaining information conveyed in training sessions.
We noted that research on the “forgetting curve” shows within 1 hour, people will have forgotten an average of 50% of the information they learned in a training session. Within 1 week, that goes up to 90%.
We also raised the possibility of incorporating tests of relevant knowledge and skills as part of the promotion process. Such tests ensure employees can see the direct relevance of training information to their own compensation and career growth.