How Production Provides Efficient Video Staff Training
One thing you can take advantage of to make training more efficient is video staff training. The Brandon Hall Group states, “When we consider the types of training available, video has the potential to be some of the most engaging if used properly.” According to their survey in 2015, “95% of companies use some video for learning.”
Instead of having someone designated to personally provide all the needed training for your employees, you can invest in a professionally produced video or series of videos, which you can use multiple times for various employees.
By doing so you can save a lot of time and money in the long run, because you won’t need to have someone personally available to perform all of the training each employee needs for every new employee!
Video Production Methods For Video Staff Training:
1. Initial Training and Policies
You can use a video or series of videos to initially train employees and teach them the essential rules and policies of your company. The video can include examples of how to handle common scenarios that may come up, how to work your computer system and information regarding what employees can and cannot do.
Even if you give employees a physical employee handbook outlining policies and procedures, video production will most definitely hold their attention better for their initial training.
2. Ongoing Compliance and Reminders
You can also use videos not only for new employees but also for any ongoing compliance training and reminders that you may need to go over from time to time with staff that has been with you for a while. These training sessions could include anything from being legally compliant to improving customer service, or whatever else you find necessary to remind your employees of every so often.
Additional Tips on Using Video Production For Staff Training
3. Pop Quiz!
You can give employees a test (either via computer or on paper) afterward to make sure they absorbed the training. If they don’t perform well on the test, you can choose to have them re-watch the video(s) and retake the test and/or provide them with additional one-on-one training.
4. Offer Further Assistance
Have someone in charge of assisting staff with any questions or additional help they may need after they complete their video training. Using video production to train employees can certainly cut down on the workload of the individual that would otherwise be responsible for training them. However, staff members – especially when they are new to the job – will undoubtedly still have questions and need assistance in certain areas.
Therefore, it is wise to have someone readily available to offer help when necessary – whether it’s a supervisor nearby or another experienced worker that can monitor a newer employee as they settle in.
5. Outline Policy/Duty Changes
Remember to outline any changes in policy or in job duties to employees. It is beneficial to have someone review the training videos occasionally to note any adjustments your company has made as to how things are done. You’ll want to let employees know if anything they saw in the video is obsolete, whether it’s due to changes required by law or because your company just handles things differently now.
6. Encourage employees to take notes.
Taking notes will not only help employees to remember the videos better but will also give them something to reference later.
Using video production for staff training will make your job easier and will also benefit your workers. According to this article from Forbes, “well-trained employees are going to be more efficient at their respective jobs.”
At Foundation Digital Media, we provide exceptional video production in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland region. We can assist your company with filming any professional videos you need, whether to market your business to potential customers or to efficiently train staff within your company so both you and your employees can focus on your work and make the most of your time. Please contact us for more information.