Onboarding – the process of ensuring that a new employee has everything they need to succeed – is quickly becoming one of the most important tools in recruitment. That is because it’s being found that many unproductive employees are not struggling due to any character problems. Rather, they are struggling because they haven’t been property trained or placed in the company.
It’s hard for an employee to succeed if they do not know exactly how your company operates. That is why perfecting your training process is crucial for onboarding your new hires.
Tips for Perfect Employee Training
There are several strategies you can use to train employees effectively. The following are tips to help you ensure that your training processes are effective.
1. Thoroughly Map Out Their Duties
Before you can even know what to train them on, their job duties should be thoroughly mapped out. Don’t rely on a basic job description. Everything from their most advanced roles to how to order pens should be completely written out so they know exactly what they may do and what they need to know. Map out everything they could possibly be doing so that you can train them accordingly.
2. Create a Manual
Similarly, while in-person training is important, a manual will also ensure that any question they have gets answered – as well as tells you if more training is needed. If something is in the manual, the individual will be able to learn it on their own easily. If something is not in the manual, it needs to be added and the employee will get trained.
3. Assume No Knowledge
Everyone comes with a history of experience, but technology changes so rapidly that their experience may not even matter. It’s best to create training programs that treat employees like blank slates, that way if the tasks they are going to complete have changed they will be able to learn them again.
4. Train Up Front
Make sure everything is prepared up front for training. One of the key reasons that on-boarding is important is because employees that are thrown into their work without adequate training are more likely to have problems in the future, even if that training takes place. For example, they may not be confident in their work or they may not be treated correctly by their supervisors. It’s best to make sure that you’ve dedicated time to train the employee thoroughly from day one so that they’re prepared for the rest of their time with your company.
5. Evaluate Your Training Process
Finally, make sure you’re evaluating it. Ask questions to the new employee and make sure they have everything they need. Watch their productivity and their work in the beginning as well and make sure that they’re showing they learned. Training is so important for success, and while you can develop an amazing training program there are always going to be ways to improve.
On-Boarding is Important
On-boarding new employees is an important part of ensuring that they are going to be successful in the long term. While employee work ethic plays a role, as a company you don’t want to cause any problems yourself by not properly helping that employee become a part of your team, and that’s where on-boarding is incredibly useful.