Online training is typically made for mass consumption—one reason why it’s so cost effective compared to classroom training. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching. However, if every learner feels that the training is personalized for him or her, you’ve created a meaningful connection and made the learning session feel individualized.
Newly hired sales reps all have certain strengths, otherwise they (theoretically) wouldn't have gotten the job. Correctly assessing new employees' weaknesses is crucial too, however. Instead of onboarding new sales reps in the same fashion, focus on those weaknesses from the start so they can hit the ground running. Republished with permission from Dave Stein.
I thought I would try something different in this post. Today, I thought I would write something that you could print and leave for your employees. Perhaps this outline of how they can add more value will clarify what you expect of them, and encourage them to show up, step up and stand out.
It’s well past the start of summer, but does workplace training take a holiday too? Each year in July and August, class scheduling seems to slow. The common rationales: “We need to work around all those vacations.” “What day is the company picnic?” “Who wants to do training during the slow season?” “It’s too hot.”
An employee in my company totally blew it. The blowout was for something critical that improves how we connect with our clients – and for context – it was big. This time, it was truly his responsibility (sometimes it's management’s because we do not clearly define performance expectations, or give the required level of authority, responsibility or support).
Recommendations on how to train workers for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow differ hugely. Is focusing on current skills gaps short-sighted?
Employee turnover is a costly problem. And with 22% of employees leaving their jobs within the first 45 days of employment, it's all the more important to be sure that your employees are assimilated into your company with special care and ease. Of course, successful new employee training is easier said than done. Here are some on-boarding tips to help keep your employee turnover rates down, and your on-boarding success rate high.
When did new employee orientation become onboarding? I’m not sure, but the concept has taken hold to describe a more comprehensive process than sitting an employee down on day one to fill out I-9 and W-4 forms.
This month about 1.7 million members of Gen Y will graduate, armed to enter the workforce with a shiny, new bachelor’s degree. Many smart companies will be angling to hook the most talented of this group, sending representatives to colleges, advertising their brand and generally promoting themselves as a great place for the best of the class of 2011 to work. But will their efforts pay off?
Great companies take extreme measures to hire the right people for the right jobs. They know not everyone is great at every job and that the best results come from aligning employees to jobs that need their particular combination of talents, strengths and passions.