by Desiree Schnoor, Virtual QE
Did you know that almost 1 in every 2 new hires will quit their job within a year, and of those who do quit, half of them quit quickly; within just 3 months of starting. This is a huge kick in the wallet to employers, who just spent substantial amounts of time and money training that new person, an average of 2 to 3 weeks. That trainer was probably pulled off of a revenue producing activity to train the new hire, who in just a few days would leave the company. Such staggering statistics demand a solution. “Stop training your new employees.” says CEO Shawn Findlater. “At least, stop the old way, of long, expensive training programs. Video work instructions let you train a lot of new employees faster, cheaper and better.”
Mr. Findlater is talking about the revolutionary training tool called video work instructions, and the ability to turn traditional training on its head. Replacing traditional work instructions, video gives a faster, more effective, full-picture training tool to employees, who can perform tasks like pros, after watching experts perform the tasks. Companies see training speed, standardization, efficacy, safety and cost improved when using video work instructions. But that’s not all. Video work instructions’ capabilities go far beyond new hire training and on-boarding, by making cross training seamless and fast. Video brings new meaning to job flexibility by quickly allowing employees to train on new tasks quicker and more effectively than long hours of learning from an expert. Video work instructions are launching continuous improvement opportunities and job satisfaction, and reducing turnover.
Training new and existing employees is usually costly and takes a long time. Video significantly reduces training time and increases training effectiveness. It also makes identifying and implementing cross training opportunities for employees seamless. Video brings new meaning to job flexibility by quickly allowing employees to train on new tasks much quicker and effectively than long hours of learning from an expert.
Side Note: A two-part workshop is scheduled for March 29 and April 5 for companies to learn best practices for creating their first video work instruction. The workshop also includes video glasses, expert editing of
a 10-minute training video, and assistance developing a plan to integrate into your training program. Contact Molly Reichard at NWIRC for more information at (814) 217-6067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.