Tips for Training Temporary Employees

Tips for Training Temporary EmployeesAs business owners are aware, the holiday season is likely to increase your earning potential significantly- and with increased demand comes increased need for help. In fact, this year retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation. To prevent safety risks and improve efficiency this holiday season, here are some ways to properly train your temporary employees. Even more importantly, however, is securing the right IL Employment Practices Liability Insurance policy to protect your entire operation.

Focus on employee safety.

Regardless of the type of position they are being hired for, safety training is a must. Don’t assume new employees understand how to operate machinery, handle inventory, or clean safely without the proper training.

Set expectations.

Not fully understanding what the job will consist of is a main reason that season employees quit. Set expectations from the start and let them know exactly what they will be doing.

Provide mentorship.

According to Small Business Trends, many companies have instituted mentoring programs to help new hires learn the ropes. That means, rather than merely telling someone what to do, show them, and then monitor their progress. When they fail to meet the guidelines, coach them until they get it right.

Train seasonal employees on inventory safety.

Due to increased demand, there may be way more product stored in warehouses during this time of the year. If product is stacked higher than shoulder height, train employees on proper handling, lifting techniques, and ladder safety.

Do background checks.

Especially when hiring delivery drivers, be sure to run background checks to ensure they don’t have any pending violations and that they have a valid driver’s license.

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