Train Employees to be Efficient Cost Cutting Tools
Whether you have seasoned employees with the company for years or are planning to make additions to your workforce, providing detailed training gives your employees the information they need to make them better at what they do AND, reduce your workers’ comp costs.
Effective and creative training takes productivity to a new level, creates a network of training opportunities serving as orientation for new hires, and advances training for your seasoned workers.
The object is to shape your training by making it interactive, fun, and exciting for your entire workforce.
Gather Your Leaders
You save valuable time, money, and resources by utilizing existing assets in your training program and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and experience from your various managers, team leads, and senior employees. Create committees for each of your company sections to build tools, insights, and specific topics from your employees’ point of view. These leaders will be invaluable in assisting in training and mentoring of new employees, or those being transferred within the company.
Turn those boring training films and sessions into action training. Taking the information from training materials and making it interactive introduces a new level of learning. By running “on the job” training exercises and labs “in house” you save a bundle by not hiring outside trainers and taking trips to training facilities. At the end of the training course, reward your employees with a company picnic or buffet lunch to reinforce your employees’ efforts in the training and learning sessions.
Get your management and supervisors involved in the training process with observation, critiquing, and advice to help employees fine tune their specific roles in the workflow. They are then motivated by tools allowing them to apply a new perspective and techniques in their daily work performance. Positive reinforcement makes them more productive workers. Create recondition programs to enrich and reward outstanding achievements. These programs help foster a positive and competitive spirit within the workforce.
Assign new hires to work with your seasoned and well-trained team leaders and employees to build solid work skills and learn from an employee with well-rounded skill sets and experience. By working together on projects and tasks teamwork is promoted within the company and standards set that are examples to help your company flourish.
Thinking outside the box to develop new approaches in training and workflow practices helps build new skills and confidence for your managers, team leaders, and your newly hired employees. By rewarding them for their achievements you shape and mold a highly productive workforce while lowering your workers’ comp cost. Well-trained employees are far less prone to mistakes, accidents, and injuries!
Rebecca Shafer, J.D., President, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Her clients consistently reduce their losses 20-50%. She can be contacted at: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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