How to Hire a Training Manager

Does your growing business need a training manager? Training managers assess current employee talents and develop lesson plans to ensure they’re following best practices.

Here are some tips to help you find great training manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Training managers searching for jobs on Indeed*

99,268

Job seekers that clicked training manager jobs

21,083

Resumes for job seekers with training manager experience on Indeed

1,772

Training manager jobs that received clicks

What is the cost of hiring training manager?

  • Common salary in US: $63,435 yearly
  • Typical salaries range from $14,000$156,000 yearly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021

As of April 2021, training manager jobs in the U.S. are moderately competitive compared to other job markets, with an average of 56 job seekers per training manager job.

Why hire a training manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great training manager hire can help your business by:

• Overseeing training in all areas of the company, from orientation to development
• Researching industry changes and developing lesson plans around those changes
• Identifying new training needs and opportunities

Deciding between a full-time vs freelance training manager

Businesses can hire freelance training managers to come into their offices, evaluate the performance of their teams and build a plan to keep them up to date on current corporate procedures and best practices. 

They can also hire full-time training managers to consistently oversee training efforts. A full-time training manager can train new hires, offer continuing training services to promising employees who may be promoted and manage retraining for employees when policies change or are updated. The full-time manager can also be available to identify issues with current employees and retrain employees in question. 

What are the types of training managers?

Training managers can specialize in different areas. There are four primary types of training managers:

  • Crew training managers: Crew training managers work with low-level employees to ensure they have proper training on the company’s day-to-day operations. They can also train crew members who’ve been promoted to supervisory positions, such as shift leads. 
  • Management training managers: Management training managers train recently hired and promoted managers. They teach new managers how to perform opening and closing procedures, communicate with and manage their team, respond to complaints brought up by customers and prepare reports. 
  • Corporate training managers: Training managers who work with corporate employees teach them how to perform their responsibilities. These responsibilities differ depending on the department the employee works in. 
  • Retraining managers: Retraining managers are called in to retrain employees who’ve caused problems in the workplace. Some of these problems may include inappropriate behavior and harassment. 

Where to find training managers

To find the right training manager for your business, consider trying out a few different recruiting strategies:

  • Promote from within. If there are employees in your human resources department who show the potential to be a training manager, set up an interview with them to get a better idea of their skills and determine if they want the job.
  • Look online. Both freelance and full-time training managers may be advertising their expertise on online platforms. Reach out to these individuals to see if they’d be interested in taking the job. 
  • Hang help wanted flyers. Posting flyers about the job can let the community know it’s open and attract candidates. 
  • Post your job online. Try posting your training manager job on Indeed to find and attract quality training manager candidates.

What are the types of training managers?

Training managers can specialize in different areas. There are four primary types of training managers:

  • Crew training managers: Crew training managers work with low-level employees to ensure they have proper training on the company’s day-to-day operations. They can also train crew members who’ve been promoted to supervisory positions, such as shift leads. 
  • Management training managers: Management training managers train recently hired and promoted managers. They teach new managers how to perform opening and closing procedures, communicate with and manage their team, respond to complaints brought up by customers and prepare reports. 
  • Corporate training managers: Training managers who work with corporate employees teach them how to perform their responsibilities. These responsibilities differ depending on the department the employee works in. 
  • Retraining managers: Retraining managers are called in to retrain employees who’ve caused problems in the workplace. Some of these problems may include inappropriate behavior and harassment. 

Writing a training manager job description

A thoughtful description can help you find qualified training manager candidates. A training manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities and the required and preferred skills for the position.

When writing your training manager job description, consider including some or all of the following keywords to improve the visibility of your job posting. These are the most popular search terms leading to clicks on training manager jobs, according to Indeed data:

  • Training manager
  • Training and development
  • Human resources
  • Manager
  • Corporate trainer
  • Learning and development
  • Training
  • Management
  • Training development
  • Training specialist

Interviewing training manager candidates

Strong candidates for training manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Creating and updating company education tracks
• Delivering new employee training
• Assessing employee comprehension of new technology and methods

Need help coming up with interview questions? See our list of training manager interview questions for examples (with sample answers).

FAQs about how to hire a training manager

Do I need to hire a training manager?

Even if your employees seem to be working efficiently and properly, it may be a good idea to send in a training manager every so often to evaluate their performance and see if there are any areas that can be improved upon.

How do I keep my training manager happy?

One of the best ways to keep your training manager happy is to ensure your team is up to date on any recent corporate policy and procedure changes. You can also work to identify potential problem employees and have them retrained before it becomes an issue. 

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