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Want to Keep Your Mechanical Employees Engaged? Train Them!

November 22nd, 2016
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Taking the time to invest in training and development of your employees can help your workers perform even better at their jobs. When you’re in charge of managing mechanical employees, you’ll need to put together a comprehensive training program that will keep them engaged and motivated to continue working for you. Give employees of all skill levels a chance to develop their skills with the right training and mentoring programs. Here are a few ways to actively engage your employees:

Provide Training Materials During Orientation

Even though many mechanical employees will be receiving on-the-job training or working with a mentor during their tenure, it can be helpful for some to review training materials during orientation. Provide reading materials, access to slideshows and video presentations early on so employees can get situated faster. This can make the entire orientation process that much easier and more engaging overall.

Implement an In-House Training Program

Many mechanical engineers and other skilled trades positions require completing very specific training programs to obtain basic skills and knowledge. You can take things a step further by implementing an in-house training program. This allows employees to work towards something, whether that’s being certified at a certain level or developing advanced skills to move forward in their positions. It also tells employees you care enough to provide an intensive training program specifically for your workers.

Offer Mentoring Programs

Newer employees may need a mentor or coach to guide them through the job requirements and provide professional training as they grow in their careers. Consider implementing a formal mentoring program where more experienced workers serve as mentors for new recruits. This can give employees firsthand leadership experience and give newer hires a chance to work with an insider as they learn the job.

If you are hiring mechanical employees and need tips on maintaining high-quality workers, consider working with a professional staffing firm. Bear Staffing can help you fill all your key manufacturing positions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Investing in training and development programs can help you retain the best workers
  • Employees will feel like their employer cares about their careers when you provide in-house training
  • Offer mentoring programs that allow employees to grow within their careers
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