Torben Rathmann, Lean project manager at Idealcombi A/S
Through effective training, which saves both time and money.
Date: 24 June 2021
By: Torben Rathmann, Lean project manager at Idealcombi A/S and
Torben Kjær-Christensen, Senior Enabler at Business Through People ApS
In many companies, it is still the case that you as a new employee are trained by a colleague. As a rule of thumb, 4-8 weeks are set aside for the task, depending on the job. There is usually no objective control of the effect or the quality of the training. Often no plan is available to give an overview of what you as a new colleague should learn. Well - there is usually a plan of which colleagues to follow over a period of time, but that does not mean that you have learned the processes in the area.
You have followed an experienced colleague, but have you learned to perform the task?
Inadequate training creates unnecessary frustration and the new colleague risks losing motivation. For the company, it costs money because untrained employees often make mistakes, affect stability or, in the worst case, get hurt.
Inadequate training is an indicator that the company has not taken ownership of the process and the training system, but instead has left it to the employees themselves to solve the task to the best of their ability.
The new employee therefore leaves work the first day with the thoughts:
You can eat an elephant, but only if you take one bite at a time. The training must take place in appropriate chunks and this is where TWI Job Instruction makes a difference. With TWI Job Instruction, you create the foundation for a new employee to gradually train the competences that are important for the job, and you ensure that the employee feels safe from day one.
Idealcombi has worked with TWI Job Instruction since 2014 and has good experience from using structured training from day one. A motivating and at the same time simple approach with great effect for the company.
At Idealcombi, we therefore experience that:
TWI Job Instruction creates the basis for a systematic, structured training course and a steep learning curve, which benefits both the new employee and the company. It allows the company to meet the increased demand as quickly as possible and gives the new employee the best conditions for security, well-being and success.
A typical plan at Idealcombi looks like this:
A new employee is to start working today. The manager, together with his job coaches, has planned a training / education course for the new colleague.
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