4 ways to effectively train a new employee
Use written and verbal communication
Everyone learns in their own way. Some people enjoy in-person training and others like to read instructions. By combining the two, you’re giving your new employee a chance to learn and ask questions in-person from a trainer while also providing them with a resource they can look back at if they’re unsure about something.
Don’t rush it
People also learn at their own pace. If you immediately throw a ton of information at someone, most of it won’t stick. Take your time when training and only move on when the previous lesson is fully understood. If you do a thorough job the first time, you’re reducing the chances that there will have to be a second time.
Be hands on
When your employee is first learning a new task, make sure you’re there to help correct their mistakes and keep them on the right path. Help them build confidence by giving them a chance to do things on their own but correct them when they need it.
Completing a task correctly once is great, but make sure you are giving the employee a chance to do things over and over in training so when the time comes, they won’t have any issues with getting it right on their own.