Things are crazy busy at your company. Your current employees are trying their best to keep up, but they can only do so much. Hiring a new team member as quickly as possible is a top priority. However, you’re nervous about the amount of time it will take to train the person.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of ways to speed up the training process without leaving a new hire feeling unprepared. Here’s some advice to help overhaul your existing training activities, so your new employee can hit the ground running as quickly as possible.
Create a Training Plan
Ensure training activities cover all the bases by crafting a comprehensive list of everything you need the new hire to know — at least initially. This includes everything from details on your company culture — i.e., expected behaviors — to tasks they’ll be responsible for completing.
Next to each item, explain how they’ll learn this information — i.e., the company handbook, a specific training video, or a meeting with a new colleague. Knowing what’s expected of them from day one will boost job satisfaction levels for the new hire while getting acclimated quickly.
Make Learning Easy to Digest
Many companies think they’re providing new hires with a valuable learning experience by placing them in hours-long orientation sessions. In reality, this makes training take longer while filling their minds with unnecessary information.
Help them get acclimated faster by breaking learning up into brief sessions that are easy to follow. People are much more likely to retain information in short increments — i.e., a five-minute video clip — than in a two-hour long stint. This allows you to focus on what’s most important, so you can prepare them to get to work.
Standardize the Process
No two employees will ever require the same training. However, there are many aspects of training that will apply to multiple people.
For example, everyone will likely need to learn the same standard practices related to company culture. Make this part of training easier by creating — short — standard documents and videos that can be reused.
For everything else, craft a standard training outline that can be filled in for each individual. This will streamline the training process, making it easier to get new hires the information needed to feel confident in their new roles as quickly as possible.
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