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Start Training Employees Before You Hire Them!



Train your employees correctly at the start and they will perform in ways that will pass your greatest dreams. The proper training of employees can be the difference between existence and success. It is worth the time and money to do it right the first time around.

Training employees properly starts when you start your business.


Believe it or not, training your employees starts when you create your business. When you prepare your first business plan you must start planning for the employees you will hire. You must think about when you will hire them, what they will do and how they will do it. If you start thinking about employee training when you are forming your business, things will work out better for you. Things will be better because employee training will be in your mind during all your major business decisions.

For example, if you know you will be hiring and training 2 employees rather than 10 at the start, you can make better decisions about your business location. When you know from the beginning you will be hiring and training employees, you can set up systems so that they can be used by more than just you. If employees are on the way you know you need to take notes and keep records that can be read by other people. It is not enough to simply write notes on post-it pads and save them in your trusty old journal. When you know employees are on the way, you must keep records that can be accessed from anywhere by the people who will need them.

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When you are an entrepreneur with a thriving business and employees, you owe it to your employees to train them properly when they start the job. No two companies are exactly the same. Even if two companies sell the same product, each company has its own unique and special way of doing things. Look at McDonald and Burger King. Each of them sells burger and fries, but each company does it in their own unique way. When employees come to your business, even experienced employees, you must take the time to train them. Keep these considerations in mind as your business grows. Set aside resources you will need to train employees. This means when you find articles about your industry or the product and services you sell, save them for your employees. If the local stationary or office supply store has a sale on notebooks, pens, paper or folders pick them up and save them so your employees will be able to take the notes they need during training. Keep track of webinars and e-courses that are taught on a regular basis so that you can share them with employees you bring on board.



Training an employee properly costs time and money – don’t be afraid to spend either one.


It is important to think about the employees you will train so that you can begin setting aside the money and other resources to train employees as your business begins and as it grows. In most businesses, employees cost money before they make money for an entrepreneur. Training employees costs money because in most cases employees must be paid while they are being trained. Additionally, employees often must be trained during business hours. This means that instead of selling or doing whatever it is your business does to earn money, you will be training the new employee. As a result, you will be paying an employee to get trained and may not be earning additional income while you are providing the training. This is a heavy burden. The burden is even heavier if you have not planned for it in advance.


Janeane Davis

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  • Thanks for sharing this info, was great to read and totally makes sense!

  • You've some very important points here. Some of which I wouldn't of thought of. Thanks so much!!

  • I think this is so important. When you have a business you want to make sure everyone is getting trained right. Having the right employees is so important.

  • Great post, I think it is very important to train your employees right the first time and maintain open in hearing them when they are having troubles with the job!

  • Thanks for sharing this info, was fun to read and certainly makes sense!

  • This is so true, communication and training is key when hiring employees as well so that there is no misinterpretation due to lack in communication or training!

  • Proper training is so important. If you want the worker to do the best job they can then they need good training.

  • These are all really good points. I don't have any employees on that level personally, but if I did I would certainly be doing these before they did any real work.

  • Its so sad but too many times people who have employees hold out on the right training because they dont want to train them just to have them turn into "competition". I heard a quote once that said
    "what if you train them and they leave?!" the owner said "what if I dont train them and they stay?!"

  • This is so true. Employers should set their employees up to prosper and grow, not fail. Training right from the start sets a good foundation in the workplace.

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