Training and Adapting
2020 taught all of us an important lesson on the value of adaption. Everyday routines have been transformed and we must shift our previous activities to fit with the current reality. While this can be difficult, there is proof that adapting to change can be something positive.
Training new employees is the foundation for any business. Importantly, investing in effective and engaging training will provide long term benefits for the entire business. Today, training new employees can be more challenging than ever. Over the years we have moved from reading lengthy text book or slide shows, to watching videos and online methods. It is a fast-paced world and businesses must keep up.
There are now more resources than ever to help train, not only your new hires, but everyone in your organization. It starts with proper onboarding to establish expectations and introduce the company’s culture. Many companies have moved the role of “trainer” from an internal role to a variety of outsourced resources. One of those key resources are the applicable business or industry associations. The industry associations want to prove that the value they provide is worth the time and expense to be associated with them. Training is where they have grown their value across many businesses and industries, while many offer well thought out and detailed training that fits the primary values of companies. The primary attributes of quality, safety and efficiency are at the core of most companies.
What we have learned from the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020 is that most industries have pivoted or been forced to pivot. Companies will experience more change in the past 10 months than in the past 10 years – it is forcing the advancement and changes in industries across a broad spectrum of our country. Adapting is good for change, and training employees will help insure they are changing with you.