Supervisor training programs
Employers & Businesses
||50-99% of WI's population
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Supervisor training programs aim to improve supervisory skills and increase job retention.
Expected Beneficial Outcomes
Improved employee satisfaction
Reduced mental and physical health problems
Evidence of Effectiveness
Evidence suggests that supervisor training can improve work environment and job retention, but are not always successful in promoting behavior change among supervisors (Kawakami 2006, Methot 1996).
Workforce development programs in a number of states, including Virginia, Mississippi, and Missouri offer supervisor training.
Citations - Evidence
- Kawakami N, Takao S, Kobayashi Y, Tsutsumi A. Effects of web-based supervisor training on job stressors and psychological distress among workers: A workplace-based randomized controlled trial. Journal of Occupational Health. 2006;48(1):28-34. Accessed on February 24, 2016
- Methot LL, Williams WL, Cummings A, Bradshaw B. Measuring the effects of a manager-supervisor training program through the generalized performance of managers, supervisors, front-line staff and clients in a human service setting. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. 1996;16(2):3-34. Accessed on March 1, 2016
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January 1, 2011
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