Do You Use Temporary Workers? How E-Learning Can Reduce Your Cost

For as long as I can remember it has been common in the warehouse and distribution business to use temporary workers to fill gaps and handle seasonal spikes in volume. It is a great way to get workers into your operation quickly without the long process of recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, etc.

Often you may have many temporary workers start on the same day, which puts a strain on your supervisors, department leaders, and trainers. How do they effectively train a group of new workers so they are productive as quickly as possible? Few things irritate an Operations Manager like the site of new workers standing around waiting to be shown what to do. Similarly, how do you ensure the new temp workers are all trained on your plant’s safety procedures and policies? It takes time. Time for someone to explain the job, the terminology used, the parts they will handle, tools they will use and how it all works together. For safety, someone must provide safety orientation and review all your company’s policies.

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