Top 5 Trends Among Ving's Community Of Users
Originally published by: Ving — June 23, 2020
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Big Positive Impacts From Changes Within Reach
#1 Keeping Up With Social Distancing Requirements
Everyone is talking about; How do we keep up with social distancing requirements? How do we make sure our employees know we care? Clearly, everyone is thinking the same thing, the days of gathering everyone into a trailer, conference room, or around a piece of equipment to conduct your training are gone. What most are thinking is we don’t want our employees to have negative feelings towards the company for making them group together, we don’t want to create anxious moments for people. As well, Safety Managers have always said, pulling people off the job for training is a huge challenge. Finding time to pull people off the job and do the training multiple times is the challenge that needs to be solved.
What Ving users found was that making this adjustment overcame the challenge of adhering to social distancing requirements and that a sided benefit was clearly improving their overall safety training and employee attitude toward training.
#2 Delivering Frequent, Consistent Leadership Communications
There isn’t a business on the planet that hasn’t felt the impact of the Pandemic. Employees know that theirs is not exempt. More than ever, employees have lots of questions and the need to hear one consistent message from their company leadership is critical. Answering questions, like: Will the Pandemic cause me to lose my job? Will I get Laid off? How will the Pandemic impact our overall company stability? And more. Unanswered questions fuel rumor, concern, and anxiety that result in a higher turnover. Society for Human Resource Management states that the average cost to hire an employee is $4,129, with around 42 days to fill a position.
What Ving users found was that they could make this adjustment to increase their level of employee engagement and ensure message consistency across the entire employee base.
#3 Eliminating the Risk of Paper-Based Checklists, Post-Its On The Wall
All too often, we hear the story, “we still use post-its for safety tips,” “we staple notes to time cards,” and “we hang a poster up on the break room wall.” Most will admit that their current process has some flaws. Not what you want to hear when someone’s safety is in jeopardy because the post-it falls off the wall! The predominant challenges with these methods have to do with lagging information, chasing people down to ensure “message received”, and then spending hours compiling and summarizing reports. If you’ve had enough, make this minor adjustment for significant results (see an adjustment to make).
#4 Building Safety Habits, Moving to Microburst Safety Training
Many of us are familiar with the saying; it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. So, why would we think one training session does the trick? Take a closer look at the research, and you find that a new habit usually takes a little more than two months — 66 days to be exact — and as much as 254 days until it's fully formed. Another critical factoid is that in just two days, your employees will forget 40 - 50% of what they learned in their safety training classroom. Within a week, they'll most likely forget 90% of what they learned.
Revamp your training approach to align with today's modern learner.
#5 Leveraging Employee Experts to Create Reusable Training
Across the board, our customers would agree that they all have those employees that have become our subject matter experts. The ones that know how to use and service your most valuable equipment, service your most profitable customer, deliver quality on time, and respect others. When one of them retires or walks out the door, a noticeable gap is left behind. The transition has a significant impact on business, which can translate into customer satisfaction challenges. To overcome this challenge and ensure valuable company skills/information are retained for the next new hire, Ving users capture valuable company information before it walks out the door.