by Desiree Schnoor
Did you know that almost 1 in every 2 new hires will quit their job within a year, and of those who do quit, half of them quit quickly; within just 3 months of starting. This is a huge kick in the wallet to employers, who just spent substantial amounts of time and money training that new person, an average of 2 to 3 weeks, in fact. That trainer was probably pulled off of a revenue producing activity to train the new hire, who in just a few days would leave the company. Such staggering statistics demand a solution, and Virtual QE, a quality engineering company, offers a bold one. “Stop training your new employees.” Shawn Findlater, CEO, says. “At least, stop the old way, of long, expensive training programs. Video Work Instructions let you train a lot of new employees faster, cheaper and better.”
Mr. Findlater is talking about the revolutionary training tool called Video Work Instructions, and their ability to turn traditional training on its head. Replacing traditional work instructions, video gives a faster, more effective, full-picture training tool to employees, who can perform tasks like pros, after watching experts perform the tasks. Companies see training speed, standardization, efficacy, safety and cost improved when using Video Work Instructions. But that’s not all. Video Work Instructions’ capabilities go far beyond new hire training and on-boarding, by making cross training seamless and fast. Video brings new meaning to job flexibility by quickly allowing employees to train on new tasks quicker and more effectively than long hours of learning from an expert. Video Work Instructions are launching continuous improvement opportunities and job satisfaction, and reducing turnover.
Desiree Schnoor holds degrees in psychology and public health. Her interests lie broadly in health and well being. She spends the majority of her efforts and love on her husband and four children. She has used her communication skills in health education and promotion for a large wellness corporation, as well as starting a women's mentoring program. She is utilizing her skill set at Virtual QE to convey the "quality of life" aspects of quality engineering.