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December 11, 2016 by
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Training new employees at your company can be not only time consuming but costly, too. After all, getting a new hire ramped up on policies, procedures, and everything else they need to do their job can be a huge undertaking!

We understand that when you bring someone new on, your overall goal is to conserve money, time, and resources by making training as effective and efficient as possible. This is for the better of your new employee as well as your business as a whole.

To help you do so, we have compiled a list of the best tactics to use in order to make training quick, easy, and financially smart.

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The 6 Best Training Tactics for Quick Learning

Make the content relevant to the new hire

While this seems like a no-brainer, it is important to note that the content should be tailored to each new hire so that they are only being informed of the information that directly applies to them.

This can reduce the time it takes to go through training and will ensure that more information is retained by the new hire.

Set expectations

From the start of training, make it clear what you expect the new hire to get out of their training sessions.

Explicitly lay out what you count on them learning and being able to regurgitate by the end of the course as well as any deliverables that should be completed. This will help employees to focus during training.

Use examples for reinforcement

Using real-life examples of the concepts and ideas that you are teaching to a new hire is a good way to make the information stick in their minds.

With so much information coming at them at once, it can be tough for them to retain it all. Being able to think back to an example they could relate to from training makes it simpler to remember what they learned.

Figure out the trainee’s learning style

When training begins, have a frank conversation about the learning style that the trainee prefers. Some people learn better by listening, others through practice, or some prefer a mix between the two.

Being on the same page on that from the start can ensure that they trainee is being set up for maximum success in their training process.

Offer breaks and make it comfortable

Training can be mentally exhausting for both the trainer and person learning! Make sure to allow for frequent breaks and keep the room stocked with water, coffee, and snacks.

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Solicit feedback

After training has ended, gather feedback from trainees on how the process went. Ask them what they liked, disliked, and would change if they could about the program in order to continue improving it going forward as the company continues to grow.

How a PEO Can Help

Training can be an intricate and complex process that requires much planning and attention. A PEO can assist in the planning process to help ensure successful and happy employees. We can match you with the best PEO for your business. Give us a call today.

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