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).
Ving users tell us that Ving QR codes solve the problem. Employees quickly, easily retrieve checklists with a simple scan of our QR code. What Ving users do is create microbursts out of the standard safety checklist, operating procedure for pre-use, post-use, equipment maintenance checklist. Their employees have the right information in the right place at the right time. What they also like is that they have an automated record/report of who did what when to ensure safety and or proper equipment maintenance.
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.
Here is how Ving users make excellent use of microburst learning to perfectly align with today's learning styles. Think about the last time you needed to learn something new. Odds are you went straight to Google or Youtube. Did you look for the longest article to read? The longest video? No. We all do the same thing; we look for the shortest and most relevant content that gives us the answer we need. This is the direct opposite of looking for the solution in a 45-minute conference room training that happened several weeks ago.
Ving users set the minimum amount of minutes of training that is required for the day/week/month, and our automated reminders handle the rest. These reminders will pick your employee up right where they left off. Goodbye once and done training. No more pulling people off the job floor for 30 minutes.
Use microburst settings to automatically divide the longer course into multiple segments (5 minutes or less is recommended). Employees get a short burst of training that helps to keep safety top of mind all the time and eventually turn that once-forgotten training into a day to day habit.
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.
With an iPhone, webcam, or any other recording device, a steady hand, and their best employee Ving users head to the factory floor. Their goal is to take that multi-step process unique to their business, capture it, and use it for training. So they record their expert talking through the steps, take pictures of the right way and the wrong way to ensure visuals are readily available. Then create a five-point checklist for step by step instructions. Group it all in one nice digital packet of information and place it in your Ving library ready for whenever you need it. Each packet in your library can be used immediately, copied, or revised to make year to year updating a breeze.