Top Tips for Training New Staff
Updated: Feb 19
By training new staff, you will keep them. It’s as simple as that.
Did you know that 68% of employees leave their jobs due to a lack of career development? That’s a frightening number and one that you should really think about.
Whether we’re talking about new staff or existing staff, it doesn’t matter. You have a responsibility to keep them learning and growing within your business. Otherwise, you’ll lose them.
Today we’re going to look at how training new staff will give them a clear and defined future within your business.
You need to introduce targeted training.
An employee that is on your technical team will not be undertaking the same development as your office team. You need to ensure that while certain courses may serve both, that each employee has their training and development tailored to their own career path.
Put the training to the test.
Don’t let the training you’ve just paid for just be something for your employees to put on their CV. Give the training context within their existing roles and make sure they put their newly developed skills to the test. It will also help them realise areas where further development is needed.
Make sure training is relevant.
Training your new staff in something they don’t need to know, or something that they won’t need yet, is pointless. It will confuse them about role expectations, and it won’t help you as a business. In fact, it’s just wasting money. Make sure you train new staff when they need to learn.
Speak to your team about their training.
When you’re training new staff, find out what they want from it. Their needs are just as important as yours are. They might see something that you don’t. They know their strengths and their weaknesses, too. It’s their development so listen to what they have to say and take it into consideration.
Work with the right training provider.
It’s not just about what you are training your staff in, but who you choose to do it. There are so many training providers out there but not all of them will be the right fit to your business. You want to work with a provider that understands your business and will tailor the training to match your needs.
Upkeep Training offers tailored opportunities for when you’re training new staff. We have a number of courses and qualifications suitable for the property management sector.
We work with housing associations, private landlords and local authorities to deliver bespoke training that will propel your new and existing staff’s expertise.
We can even deliver our courses in-house and on your premises. If this sounds good to you, please contact our team today on 0208 123 0804.