Whether it is a new hire or a current employee, proper training, including cross-training, is important. Employees that are properly trained and cross-trained result in maintaining a high-quality efficient fabrication shop. Below are a few tips to help develop a valuable training program.
Begin by documenting your shop’s procedures. This can be a daunting task at first, but when tasks are documented, there is less chance for information to fall through the cracks. The documentation will be referenced during the learning cycle. The more specific the documentation, the more prepared your employees will be to run efficiently. Documented processes will ease the hiring procedure because current employees will have less explaining to do in-person. The new hire will read through the documentation to become prepared and ask more informed questions about the fabrication process in your shop.