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6 Ways to increase success when training employees

Are you looking forward to training new employees in your artistic business? Most business owners do not look forward to it, I assure you.

Training costs an artistic business owner productivity hours to train an employee to a point where they can perform effectively. An employer needs to pay for the time it takes to train, and so, there is a benefit to having training completed as quickly as possible.

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6 Ways to increase success when training employees in your artistic business

1. Give your trainees preparatory information by telling them what to expect. What may occur in any training session should always be presented at the beginning of training.

2. Give them advice for what to pay attention to. This can include strategies for remembering tasks, like acronyms or abbreviations.

3. Provide a written overview of roles and responsibilities for each trainee based on the situation they will work in day to day. What is important here, is to establish the expectations of how the trainee should perform after the training.

4. Share tips for how each trainee can do a “self-check”. This can sound like: “I will be able to complete this task twice per hour”.

5. Visual aids and organizers. Encourage the use of diagrams, graphic organizers, outlines, and visual aids that help cement the information learned by the trainee.

6. Setup and briefly discuss learning goals, and performance goals. Don’t get too hung up on this part, as the motivation of the trainee can be affected by asking them to do too many things. Remember, if you ask an employee to do too much without offering an incentive, you might find them heading for the door.

Follow these six strategies before and during training to increase success. Your trainees will retain the information longer and be able to transfer what they have learned into their work environment smoothly.

In the end a smooth transition of an employee from training to working will save an employer time, money, and is likely to reduce delays in production.

Do you want to explore more strategies for training in your Artistic business? Email me at to chat. Thanks for reading.


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