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6 Tips for a Good Training Period

As an entrepreneur, you want new staff to feel at home quickly and get started quickly. So training properly is important and you play an important role in this. With these tips you prepare the arrival of a new colleague in the right way.

A good training period has many advantages. As an employer, you benefit faster from a productive employee, because he doesn't have to reinvent the wheel. In addition, he can better bind himself to your company, which prevents unwanted staff turnover.

Enough reasons to ensure a good introduction. For this you prepare a training program, among other things. In this article you'll find tips to help you prepare such a program. You can also read what else comes to mind when training a new colleague.

Tips for new colleague

1. Arrange all practical matters

Your own desk, a computer that works, an e-mail account and business cards. When all practical matters are in order on the first working day, the new employee not only feels welcome, he can also concentrate on work as quickly as possible.

2. Prepare a training program

You can't expect the new employee to take on all tasks immediately. On the basis of an induction program, the new employee acquires a number of tasks in a structured and fast way. Describe in the program:

- how long the training period lasts
- which tasks must be performed from when
- which colleague helps the new employee on their way with which tasks
- how the tasks are assessed at the end of a probationary period

3. Have the departing employee write a transfer

Preferably, you let the departing employee familiarize the new colleague. Let them work together for a day or a week, for example. In addition, ask the employee who is saying goodbye to put the most important things on paper:

- a description of the work and tasks
- manuals, passwords and login codes
- a list of e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of relevant contacts

4. Inform your team

Inform your staff in advance about the new employee. Send an e-mail to the departments involved, so that the new face is known before the first working day. In this way, close colleagues can help him get started.

5. Prepare an information package

The new colleague has already received quite a bit of information about the company during the application process. It's nevertheless good to redistribute all rules, options and legal provisions. Such an information package consists of, for example:

- general company information
- manuals of required systems
- company rules and safety regulations
- information about employee participation, such as the works council
- procedure in the event of illness
- pension plan

internal telephone list (with specific indication of which colleague can be contacted for computer problems, holidays, illness and office supplies)

Is this information available on the intranet? Then make sure that the employee knows how the intranet works.

6. Appoint a mentor

Assign a mentor for the training period and write it carefully. During the training period, the new employee regularly has questions and it's nice if he can approach a colleague. Is the position too complex to appoint one mentor for it? Then tell per subject or task to whom the new employee can turn.

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