When it’s time to expand your business and you’ve done the hard work of finding yourself the ideal recruit, you might wonder…where to next?
They’ve had a successful interview, their references check out, and they’re happy to accept the salary and conditions of the role. Providing every new team member with an orientation and training schedule is a must-have for any fresh employee to a company, and failure to do so correctly can have serious consequences.
Starting at a new workplace can be daunting enough, so providing your new employees with some basic information and safety guidelines about your company can help ease them into the role a little better. Not only is it beneficial for your new recruit, but it saves you time and headaches in the future if issues ever arise.
Although not a legal requirement for all companies, most workplaces offer their new employees a training and orientation day before beginning their new job so they can cover the basics about working for the organization.
This training can cover everything from background information about the company and enter into the more serious territory of occupational health and safety procedures too.
If the statistics are anything to go by, injuries and deaths occurring in the workplace are still alarmingly high. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,836 workers were killed at their workplace or on a work related task in 2015.
That equals more than 13 deaths a day, as a result of a number of different injuries.
Having a plan in place that covers the health and safety information relating to the job and the workplace environment is a must-have for any company.
But, what other benefits are there to the employee and employer?
Having an employee training and orientation plan in place at your company might seem like a lot of work and effort, but it’s one of those tasks that will pay off tenfold in the long term.
When considering the benefits of implementing such a program for new recruits, there are benefits to be had by both employees and employers:
With every employee on the same page having received a set training and orientation, a company can be assured that their values and goals have been expressed to all staff so that they can work on building their vision together. Today, most training and orientation is done in a boardroom or other similar classroom setup, but what does the future of employee training look like?
Just like all other areas of workplace training, the trend for new employee recruitment and orientation is leaning towards the digital sphere. Both employers and their staff can benefit from this mode of teaching, as it not only ensures the staff are retaining information better but saves the company precious time and money on training each staff member individually.
With an e-learning approach to orientation, staff can enjoy an interactive and educational orientation process that they can refer back to at any time of their employment. This type of training means all new employees are receiving the same information, and that it’s kept relevant and up to date. As we look to the future of training and education processes, this digital approach is just the start of what’s to come.