How to train a newly hire?

@deine86 (115)
Philippines
January 16, 2013 11:39pm CST
First I have no idea in training newly hire, because I don't have any experience in managing people. But just this morning my boss hired a new employee and ask me to train her. My boss wants me to teach her everything about the company. The problem now is how do I start training her without any knowledge in training a person. What should I do?
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@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
17 Jan 13
Given the fact that your boss asked you to train the newbie, to me that means that he has enough confidence in you that you will do the job. If you've been working for this company long enough to know the basics about it, you can start there, with general information about the company as a whole. It's not about managing people here, it's about talking and teaching. I guess it will be difficult for you since this is the first time for you to teach someone, but I'm sure you will do, since your boss trusts you. You can also tell the newbie to ask you anything she needs to know and try to answer. Training goes much better with a two-way conversation. I have trained people only for the job I do (when I was employed before) and it was easy for me because I had to teach them something I know. If this is the same with you, I don't think it will be that difficult. Good luck with it!
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@deine86 (115)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Yeah I have to do it anyway because my boss told me to do so, but I'm not too confident about it. Well maybe I have to ask some basics in training.
• Indonesia
18 Jan 13
If you want to training a newly hired, you just have to tell whay you know about your company history first and your job description. But you must first ask her/him, what is your job to be hire for? if her/his job is same with you then you just teach her/him what your job do in daily. Then after you teach him, you can told her/him ' you can ask me anything that you don't understand'. I think its simple to teach a newly hired than teach children in the school.
@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
18 Jan 13
Whatever you do, you do it the way you would like to be trained, if you were her, I mean you put yourself in her shoes and start from there. I think this might be of good help.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
17 Jan 13
You must be working in the company for quite long time and your boss know that you only can train the new staff. My friend this shows how much your boss have got the faith and confidence in you and your work. Go ahead and train the new staff and I am sure your boss will be proud that he has chosen the right person
@deine86 (115)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Not for a long time I am working here for almost 10 months and I think what I've shown them is not bad at all. Thanks for the compliment.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
23 Jan 13
But I am sure you must have done something good that's the reason your boss have got the confidence on you that you will handle your new assignment
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
18 Jan 13
Well, when training someone it can be a hard thing, and most of the time you often worry about what am I forgetting, and is there things they really should know, or are these things I think are important, but do not really matter. I would say though that this is a Good thing and your employer thinks that this is something that you can do and a Good reason to prove yourself. Who knows, if you do a Good job with this just think of all the good things that can come from it.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
17 Jan 13
Maybe your boss have such faith in you thats why he assigned you to do this task. And he thinks that you are ready for this. You can start of by telling her the company's background, mission, vision, rules and regulations. Then introduce her to the different departments, the key team members and the department heads.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
17 Jan 13
Seems like there's something wrong or misunderstanding here, first your boss should know that you cannot train an employee it will be a mess in the company if this situation happen unless otherwise your boss knows that you are capable of training people. If he is asking you to train the newly hire maybe he wants you to teach him/her only the scope you are handling. I think it is better to clarify the issues with your boss before you start the training to avoid any confusions.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
good day deine86, it is really quite difficult to train a newly hire especially if he/she has gained a lot of experienced in his/her previous job. but as the many people says, hiring a newly hire is like teaching an elementary student. so i guess, better to ask them if they have an initial knowledge of the job that they have applied for. hence, you can start teaching them initially on those things which they didn't have an information. in this way, you can have an idea on how the teaching process will go. anyway, hope you can handle things in the teaching process. goodluck.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
17 Jan 13
i will have to train someone also in the near future and my plan is just to show them the job, get them to write down the information they learn and answer any questions that they may have.
• China
17 Jan 13
In my opinoin,you can arrange some tasks for the new employees according to the needs of the work.Getting progresses usually through practices.First of all,you need to prepare a training plan. you can arrange her simple work at the start and guide her when she meet some problems,then increase the diffculty slowly.when she have some progress at the same time give her a praise properly.Wish you succeed!
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
You have knowledge regarding your Company. So Why not start with the mainline of your Company's business, the products, services offered and then the key personnel involved and the pros and cons to be observed and followed. Most specially never forget to introduced the owner or the managers but first introduce yourself, who you are and what is your functions in the Office. He came to your Office to work with no knowledge but with the desire to work and earn for a living. With his qualifications and interest to earn, the mentioned information may might as well make him the best
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Well, that can be learned. First, you have to train yourself. Learn about the company's vision-mission and you have to get a copy of her responsibilities so you can brief her on the scope of her work. It is just a matter of giving information to someone and teaching her how the company works, its products and services.
@Shavkat (66079)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
You can start with the background of the company. Then show the organizational chart, you can start to inform the newly hire the function or responsibilities of each individuals. Followed by the rules and regulations, then enumerate the job description of that person. If it is similar to your position, you can show her your responsibility in practical demonstrations.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
17 Jan 13
Start them at the bottom, show them what tasks they need to do each day. After they learn those, go to the next one. its not to hard.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
17 Jan 13
It's the manager's job or the company's job to train, not an employee's. Sounds like your boss passed on one of his responsibilities to you. Without paying you for that extra responsibility. Do you know your job? You don't have to know how to train a person, just pass on the knowledge you do know to the new employee. Just tell them what you do know about the company and also, tell the new employee to do his/her own research into the company to find out more. You should be trained in how to train new employees before being told to do this job. So, just do what you can because that is all you can do, without the proper training. You are being dumped with a responsibility that is really your boss' responsibility. Just always be kind and patient to her. She will ask many questions and probably ask the same question over many times, as it is easy to forget when first learning. Just be professional, polite and patient. Good Luck.
@GilMegans (241)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
First and foremost, what is position anyway if you don't mind?, If you're not an HRD, I think you should simply teach on what you have learned in your company, including however, your job responsibilities and discussing a short overview pertains to the nature of the business. Administrative works is the first thing to teach. Second, on how to handle clients and poses good costumer service either in the field or in the office. Third, how to run the business according to her job description on what position she is holding. Lastly, how to interact with people not only inside the workplace but among others as well. One more thing, it is then part of the training that she must be aware on the company rules and implementing policies including however the violations and corresponding sanctions according to the table of discipline. Good luck!