When you hire a new employee, the goal should be to get them up to speed on what you’re doing within your organization as quickly as possible. However, bringing on an employee quickly doesn’t always mean that they are going to be most effectively trained. For this, you need to have a real strategy in place for the longevity of your new hire.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for more effectively training new employees.
Include A Tour Of Everyone And Everything
While the most important part of getting your new hire started might seem be to teaching them the basics of their job, to really have firm footing to start off at a new company, one of the very first things you should train a new staff member on is the facilities you’re working in and their new coworkers. By doing this, you’ll be able to answer a lot of their questions as well as giving them additional resources to help them feel better acclimated to their environment. Even if the new staff member won’t be working near your centrifugal pumps or the warehouse, showing them where these things are can help make their on-boarding feel more complete. And by introducing them to other staff members during this tour, you can help them put faces to names and get to know the people they’ll now be working with.
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Give Them An Internal Mentor
Along with introducing your new staff member to other people working within your business, giving your new hire an internal mentor that they can look to and learn from can help them immensely. With this relationship, they may be able to more quickly learn the ins and outs of the business as well as see how things are done on a daily basis.
With another staff member tasked with ensuring this new hire succeeds, you can share that load of onboarding and ensure that all necessary knowledge is transferred to this new hire.
Revisit Training Frequently
Although the bulk of the training that you’ll do for new hires will happen in the first week or so after they’ve joined your team, you should be committed to revisiting training very frequently, especially in the first few months of hiring.
Even with the best of intentions to give your new hire everything they’ll need to know to succeed, things are bound to get forgotten or misrepresented. But by giving your new hire additional chances to learn about their job and ask questions about processes after they’ve been working for a while, you will ensure that they have the most effective training possible.
If you have a new hire about to join your company, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how to more effectively train them.