Does your company struggle when skilled members of the team leave or retire? What can you do to help pass on this information? The answer is to develop your young & new employees training program so that they are set up for success when they join your team.
Industry stats say young & new employees are 3 times more likely to get hurt in the first month of employment. This is a serious concern for workplaces & safety professionals. So the big question is what can you do about it? The answer is to start developing your Young & New Employee Training Program.
In today's, video David Brennan Co-founder of Safety Evolution safety software discusses how to develop your young & new employees training program. He outlines and explains the four major areas to focus on:
- Plan Your Orientation with New Employees Onboarding
- New Employees Training - Specific To Tasks
- Mentorship Training For New Employees
- Open Communication During New Employee Training Plan
He explains useful strategies you can use to develop your young and new employees training program and implement it.
Plan Your Orientation To New Employees with New Employees Onboarding
Orientations need to be more than just the general information required by legislation. They need to prepare them for what they will encounter on the job site. With young & new employees we want to go deeper because we know new employees are going to be facing challenges a regular employee who has been in industries hasn't. Make sure you are considering where the pitfalls or where a new employee could be injured are.
If you don't have a New Employees Onboarding Plan, check out our blog 5 Expert Tips For Creating Onboarding & Orientation For New Employees do download our Free New Employee Orientation Package.
New Employees Training - Specific To Tasks
Training needs to be specific to the tasks that they will be required to do. Learning Management Systems like the one inside Safety Evolution's safety software and cell phone technology give us the tools to quickly create a video showing your new employees exactly how to do a job, the hazards they will face, and the controls that they need to have in place.
Mentorship Training For New Employees
Mentorship is what will guide young and new employees through the onsite learning process. This only works if the mentor knows what is expected of them and has the tools to help them stay on track. This can be as simple as a Mentorship checklist that they follow that really helps extend that welcome to new employees.
Open Communication During New Employee Training Plan
Communication is your tool to make sure that your young and new employees have the information they need. Use the What I Wish I Knew System to capture and share past experiences with your new employees during safety meetings, daily toolbox talks or during your orientation to new employees.
Many employers think it is easier to hire people with experience because they don't need to train them, but they are actually inheriting someone else's poorly trained employees
Investing in young & new employees allows you to train them to your specific needs. It allows you to share the knowledge of your existing team with them through training and mentorship.
Download the What I Wish I Knew System to help you get started today!
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