4 Tips for Training Small Business Employees

In order for your small business to operate in an optimized fashion, your employees need to be well trained. Some employers may neglect employee training because it can be time consuming and stressful. However, if your employees are not trained properly, then they will not be able to perform their jobs at the highest level.

Here are some great employee training tips for small businesses.

1. Find employee trainers within your company

Even if your company has only been in operation for a few years, there is likely to be at least one or two employees who stand out and are very good at their jobs. Instead of hiring a professional trainer from outside your company, you may just be able to let one of your top employees do the training.

The benefit of using an employee to do the training is that it saves you time and money, and also, everything that the person teaches while training employees is specific to your company. That can be very useful.

2. Use online training courses

There are many training courses online that may be helpful for your employees. You may have to search for one that is particularly helpful for employees in your niche, but there is a good chance that you will find one. Some of these courses may be free, and others may cost money. However, even if they cost money, there is a good chance that they will be cheaper than hiring a professional trainer, and they can be really helpful.

3. Create a mentorship program

Mentorship programs can be very helpful when it comes to training employees. In order to create a mentorship program, you can simply assign your new employees mentors who are more senior employees at your company. The mentors can give the new employees guidance and assistance. They can also have monthly meetings where they can continue training as well as answer any questions that the junior employee may have.

4. Become a member of trade groups or professional associations

Trade groups and professional organizations oftentimes offer training to members. These groups and associations can have knowledge of the latest developments in the field as well. So, getting training from them can be very helpful. The specifics about which members of your company will be able to get training from these groups can vary from organization to organization. So, you will have to make sure that your employees are eligible for training from the group before you sign them up.

If you can properly train your employees, then it can help your company tremendously. Following these tips can help you on your way to maximizing your employee training efforts!

March 8, 2017 01:14 pm

Karin Jakovljevic

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Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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