Archive for April, 2010

Apr 7th, 2010

Does Corporate Training for New Employees Cost Money or Save Money?

Now that you have a plan for hiring your new staff member and you have gone through the recruitment interview and picked the right candidate. The corporate training is ready to begin, through good and effective corporate training you can pave the way for success for the new recruit and create a plan to train them!

There may or may not be a corporate training plan already in place for new recruits. If not, you will need to develop an effective plan which will cover all the skills knowledge and attitudes the new recruit will need to survive in their new role. You will need to have a corporate training plan that will match the skills needed for the job role. You will probably want to involve your human resources department to assist you in putting together a corporate training plan for your new recruits.There may be other people within the company that you want to participate in the training as well as the new recruit.

Corporate training for the new employee is not something you should just throw together the day before the new recruit starts his job. In fact, you should construct a corporate training plan well in advance so it is fine tuned for the new employee. Of course, there will probably be adjustments along the way, but this will at least be a good starting point for you.

Training is the best investment you can make in a new employee. And corporate Training is your first opportunity to build a relationship with the new employee. So make it informative, interesting, and fun! Although corporate training for new employees is all about developing the skills and inducting the new recruit to the comp,it should still be enjoyable.If your new recruits are deprived of new employee corporate training, they will have a hard time catching on if they catch on at all! At no fault of their own, these new employees who have not benefited from corporate training will waste company time and other employees time by asking for assistance and slowing the overall productivity time. They will likely make more mistakes and won’t know how to handle certain situations.

On a personal level, these employees who have not had corporate training will assume that their position is not valued compared to higher-level positions that do receive proper corporate training.

They will become frustrated, unmotivated, and will probably eventually quit costing the company even more money. A small amount of money spent on corporate training for new employees saves a lot of money in the long term.
AUTHOR: Frank O’Tools
Apr 3rd, 2010

Graduation Scrapbook: Ideas for Secondary School Memories

Is your child graduating this year? The time seems to go by so fast. It often seems like only yesterday that our graduates started kindergarten. Now they are graduating secondary school and will be off to college by fall. It’s important to preserve and document those special final moments of secondary school in a graduation scrapbook.

You may already have a school scrapbooking album for your child, but secondary school graduation memories can fill an entire scrapbook. Dedicate one album for this special occasion. It doesn’t need to be a large album, but one that can accommodate professional portraits might be important if you plan to include the sittings for senior pictures.

Senior pictures are usually taken the summer before a student’s senior year. Still, they deserve a page in a graduation album. Use your favorite pose or the one used in the high school yearbook for your graduation scrapbook’s title page.

There’s so much to include in a graduation scrapbook. Reserve one copy of your child’s graduation announcement and showcase it on a page. Following that page, include cards and letters from family and friends, especially ones with graduation advice. You might even include a letter from you with a personal message to the graduate. Write your hopes and dreams for their future along with advice you wish you would have been given on graduation day.

If your child is receiving a special award or honor at the graduation ceremony, be sure to design a page to highlight this accomplishment. Once the graduation is over, either include the original certificate in the album or make a copy.

Is your child giving a speech at the graduation ceremony? Take some pictures of your child preparing and practicing for the speech. Save his notes, including drafts, and use them on a page layout.

Newspapers often cover graduations. Clip articles from your local paper for a graduation scrapbook page. If you or another family member have placed a congratulations newspaper ad for your graduate, make a photocopy of it to preserve it in the album. Newspaper articles tend to fade over time, and copies will last longer.

Graduation is full of photo opportunities. Think about the photos you want in your child’s graduation scrapbook, and make a list before the celebration starts. Pictures of the ceremony are important, but so are photos of your child with his friends, family and teachers.

Mementos of secondary school graduates should include the program from the graduation ceremony. Try to preserve more than one copy to use on a graduation scrapbook page to show both the cover and the inside as much as possible.

Take lots of candid shots during graduation parties. You may not be attending some of these parties. So be sure to send along a camera with your graduate and plan to exchange photos with his friends too. You’ll have a lot more photos to choose from if you share them.

You may want to include a copy of your graduate’s final report card or grade transcripts. A nice complement to this would be a copy of the acceptance letter to the university he plans to attend.

As a final closing page to a graduation scrapbook, design a page around a photo of him leaving for university. You might also choose to close the scrapbook with two photos that show how he has grown. Place a picture of his first day of kindergarten next to a graduation picture.

A graduation scrapbook will become a family heirloom. You don’t need to make it complicated. The most important part of a graduation scrapbook is to preserve and document your graduate’s special day.

AUTHOR: Christine Perry