Why Training & Education Can’t Stop with New Hires

Many organizations have a streamlined onboarding process for new hires. As the excitement of starting a new job builds, HR and hiring managers prepare documents, meetings, and plans for the first days and weeks. We want to ensure that new hires are prepared and can transition into their new role seamlessly. Many organizations have a streamlined onboarding process for new hires. As the excitement of starting a new job builds, HR and hiring managers prepare documents, meetings, and plans for the first days and weeks. We want to ensure that new hires are prepared and can transition into their new role seamlessly.

Fast forward 30-60-90 days. How’s the training going now? What about the employees who are in their 5th, 10th or 15th year of employment with your company? It’s critical that these team members are being invested in as well. It is the responsibility of leadership to equip all associates with the knowledge required to perform job functions in the safest possible manner.

Sustained training is a standardized skill gap identification and education process that ensures associates are doing the right things, the right way, every single time. By consistently and continuously training all your associates, you effectively:

  • Shorten the learning curve (training time) to learn new skills
  • Reduce turnover and improve retention
  • Increase the skill and job flexibility of all associates
  • Improve multiple manufacturing metrics: quality, cost, delivery, OEE, process reliability
  • Increase morale & associate satisfaction

While ongoing training can feel daunting, this should not be seen as an obstacle. Start by evaluating your organization of training materials, requirements, and documentation. This will help build a framework for execution and help to identify any gaps. The improvements experienced are well worth the squeeze.

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