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.

Be repetitive

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.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details