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Keeping your company operating like a well-oiled machine is not an easy task, especially if your business has a high turnover rates, such as retail. In order to reduce the amount of time it takes to train your new employees to reach their full potenial, you need to develop a training system that is streamed-lined, effective, and efficient and gives your new employees the skills needed to be a good employee without overburdening them with too much information. Finding the balance between too much and too little information is the key to designing the most effective training system for your company.

Step One: Determine what training is needed.
The first step in designing a training system for your company is to determine …show more content…

This documentation is needed to not only to let employees know what is expected of them, but also for personnel to maintain a common standard of training for all employees, and to protect you against lawsuits if you need to discipline or terminate an employee for not meeting the standards set out by the objectives.
Person Analysis
The final step in determining what training is needed is to conduct a person analysis. A person analysis is the identification of people in your company that need training. There are many ways that this identification process can be handled. First an examination of past and current performance appraisals can be made to identify employees that have areas that need improvements. Surveys can also be used to identify skills that the employees themselves think that they should have or that they need to have to perform their jobs more successfully. Interviewing employees can also be used to identify skills that are needed or desired by employees, as can skill and knowledge tests. The final way a person analysis can be conducted is to evaluate and review critical incident reports that have been filed in personnel. These incidents can pinpoint specific skills like customer service, assembly, etc. that specific employees or departments need to improve.

Step Two: Determine what training approach to use.
After you have identified who needs to be trained in what areas, you will need to determine what training methodology to use. Today there are

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