Training is something like a fancy meal at a restaurant, you know you really need it, but you also know it will burn a whole in your pocket at the same time. When the recruitment streak is complete there is going to be a bunch of new faces that know nothing about how things work. Especially if you have brought in new talent straight from university. They are good at what they do but they need to know what to do and information surrounding those tasks. This is even applicable for those that are already at work but needs to be more updates to move forward. Here are a few ways to get the training without much straining.
In-house works best
New employees usually mean they require more training and domain knowledge on getting to know how things flow. This is a great chance to put the management team to work. Have a few managers take turns in introducing processes to them so that the training doesn’t need professional help. The manager will get a chance to express their areas of work while explaining the process flow in a more practical sense. This will also enable them to get well acquainted with each other.
There are employees who know someone who is updated and knowledgeable enough to come and share some wisdom with the crowd. This might come for free or at a discount and it will give a new experience for the employee to be trained in the field. It can be a short session where the people would not feel tortured by a long lecture or an interactive experience where the presenter will appear more casual. Keep the topics moving to get more information in, without taking too much time.
This is a concept that we have experienced from a very young age. We make people wiser and older our mentors either to guide us by knowledge or by years of experience. This is a wonderful concept for work as many of the newer employees will get the chance to work with and learn from those that have peaked in their line of work. By assigning mentors to groups of employees will create a continuous flow of information and knowledge helping them to perform better with guidance.
A flow of new knowledge can improve the organisations growth and this is where training comes in handy. Although many understand the importance of training programs it often get shoved in the back burner due to budgetary restrictions. Instead of waiting for the money, to spend, think outside the box and create ways to improve knowledge within the organisation. Creating a flow of information within the organisation and encouraging employees to always be updated will change the culture to be a self-training atmosphere that will not require any additional efforts to train.