As a small company employer, I can not afford unproductive employees. Especially new hires. Any ideas?

As we all know, small businesses need immediate productivity from new hires. With cash and budget being issues, I am looking for inexpensive but effective way of ramping up my new hires. I can not afford to pair them with other senior employees as it takes their time away from the work. Any suggestions?

This is definitely one of the constant struggles of small businesses.
Employers in most areas are lucky right now, that they can get experienced person for entry-level/sub-entry level pay. As the economy improves you have to increase their salary or risk losing them and being in the same situation.

I don’t think you can ever get away with the direct contact with senion employees during the training period. However, you can do things to reduce the amount of time that is needed – have detailed (and accruate) procedure guides and task lists. These will be costly (i.e. time consuming) to create, however, they are a "life savers" if you have employees unexpectedly out for a period of time.

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2 thoughts on “As a small company employer, I can not afford unproductive employees. Especially new hires. Any ideas?”

  1. Your best bet is to find inexpensive but quality training solution provider who can bring your new hires up to the speed at the earliest.

    Try "The Knowledge-Mart – Learning by the hour" accessible at http://www.knowledge-mart.com. They have hourly courses in professional fields (Information Technology, Business, Management, Finance, etc) taught live by other industry professionals over the Internet. Cost is relatively small compared to other training institutes. In fact, you can use this for your regular employees too as we all need help at times.

    Media Kit for Corporations available at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19583709/The-KnowledgeMart-Media-Kit-2009-Corporate-Edition

    I hope this solves your problem.
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  2. This is definitely one of the constant struggles of small businesses.
    Employers in most areas are lucky right now, that they can get experienced person for entry-level/sub-entry level pay. As the economy improves you have to increase their salary or risk losing them and being in the same situation.

    I don’t think you can ever get away with the direct contact with senion employees during the training period. However, you can do things to reduce the amount of time that is needed – have detailed (and accruate) procedure guides and task lists. These will be costly (i.e. time consuming) to create, however, they are a "life savers" if you have employees unexpectedly out for a period of time.
    References :
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