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Shawn Spinneweber

About Shawn Spinneweber

Shawn Spinneweber has an A.A.S. in Machine Drafting and Design, is a PA journeyman Tool & Die Maker, a manufacturing curriculum developer and a lifelong learner. He is has taught over 400 apprentices and over 300 individuals in different manufacturing courses; many of which he had developed. He enjoys time with his wife, daughter and son along with roasting coffee, archery, and rebuilding things.
11 04, 2016

Getting the Most Out of Employee Training

By | 2016-12-15T14:31:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Training|0 Comments

Last week, we covered the Top 5 Reasons to Train Your Employees and now it’s time to discuss how to get the most out of their training. You’re making a big investment when you carve out time and money to send your employees to training. It’s important to get the most out of it and here are some things to consider. What is your plan for training your employees? Do you have specific goals in mind? Have you ever sent employees out for training and wondered if they learned anything that is relevant to what they do? There are many questions you should ask before and after your employees go off to training. Was there an end objective or training plan for the employee? What are the key points that would make the training successful? Many times there is a need for a particular skill to match current or upcoming work so you try to find someone to match the skill(s) or someone who could be trained to match it. In some cases HR is tasked to find training that sounds like it meets what this skill might be. There may be local state and/or federal funding available and this [...]

4 04, 2016

Top 5 Reasons to Train Your Employees

By | 2016-12-15T14:31:00+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Categories: Training|0 Comments

The biggest, and likely most obvious, reason to train your employees is that it increases their productivity and quality through increased abilities. Training ROI on an employee can be equal to, or better than, a monetary pay raise while building confidence and commitment. Training increases employee morale, motivation, and creativity. Believing in your employees enough to send them to training gives them a sense of belonging and worth, which increases morale, motivation and creativity. Be sure to be open and make time to listen to all their new ideas when they get back. Training can increases communication and trust between employees and managers. Managers can be both the weak link or the magnetic force that keeps employees with a company. Managers and employees should discuss goals and expectations before training. After training, discuss the best thing(s) employees learned and how they can be implemented. Remember, employees don’t leave companies–they leave managers. Training intangibles - When employees are better prepared technically they have a higher positive attitude, which correlates to better customer relations and reduced scrap rates. Stay tuned for another training-related blog post next week when we will discuss how to get the most out of employee training. For more [...]

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