High turnovers rates in your business can lead to wasted time and wasted money. While that's true when it comes to finding and hiring new employees, it's also true when it comes to onboarding new employees and getting them to a point when they can contribute as crew members in your business. Formal training programs like Greenius can help get new hires up to speed faster.
How can training programs help speed up onboarding?
Online training programs help speed up new employee onboarding by reducing the amount of on the job (OTJ) training a new crew member needs. OTJ training is different than a formal training program in a few key ways.
OTJ training differs from formal training in that it:
- Can be disruptive to the rest of the team/crew who are required to administer training
- Can reduce total productivity of team/crew as they work to onboard a new employee, reducing total possible output
- Usually needs an expert teacher or facilitator to be effective
For a more detailed look at the differences between OTJ & formal training programs, check out our comparison in this blog.
Online training programs like Greenius allow you to distribute necessary training materials to new hires before they even reach the job site. Required onboarding training like personal safety, harassment training, OSHA & WHMIS and more can all be assigned and distributed to new employees before they start their first day.
For more specific tasks that require specialized knowledge, formal online training can help prepare new employees for new tools, techniques, and inform them of any potential safety concerns or best practices. Topics like chainsaw safety, landscape hand tools, pruning & garden centre customer service can all be completed before a new employee starts on a specific job.
The best thing about this type of training is it can be distributed as needed. No need for time and resource-consuming training workshops that attempt to cover every aspect of your business. Online training programs allow you to control who sees what, when.
While this training may not be completely exhaustive, it can help reduce some of the time needed to help get an employee up to speed with the ins and outs of working on a landscaping crew.
Check out all of our available courses and see how Greenius can help your crew members, both new and old, get the training they need to succeed.