Training, Managing Employees
May 28, 2013
How do you go about training new workers on shop procedures, or introducing new procedures to existing employees? If you’re like many shops, you rely on more experienced employees to train others. Although this may be effective in some cases, it usually ties up valuable people and takes far longer than it should. A more cost-effective method is to document procedures on paper or electronically so they can be easily passed along multiple times, thus reducing the manpower involved.
For this method to work effectively, however, the documentation must be thorough and easily understood. While this means an investment of time up front, the savings can be enormous as the material is used multiple times. Here are a few guidelines for developing effective documentation:
Educating employees is an on-going task, of course. And not every procedure lends itself to documentation. However creating effective training tools like these can save your company considerable time and expense, as well as insure that every employee is on the same page.