Once you hire smart, local talent, it is your job to train those people and give them the tools they need to succeed.
Your job as their new employer is to increase their skill level and make them well-rounded in their field. If you can’t do this, you will not only grow unhappy and frustrated employees, but you will lose money when you send them away and need to replace them.
You do not want to do this. You do not want to fail at training.
As I’ve been on both sides of this situation, I thought I’d share some ways employers fail at training, and how you can grow happier, better employees. Most times, when employees don’t work, it’s because of something you did. Not them.
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1. The company never defines business goals
During the interview process, you gave the candidate a quick rundown of your company, what it’s doing, and what it plans to accomplish over the next 10 years. If the candidate is smart, he or she probably even did some Google-stalking to get to know your business better.