Material handling and material transportation are wide spread fields of work and are a huge aspect of business across many different industries around the world. Whether you deliver packages, load freights, or sort mail, you are a part of the vast world of the material handling and material transportation work force. An unfortunate truth is that this type of occupation is one that is often subject to strain and sprain injuries to the back especially, which leads to missed work and injury claims.This makes it easy to agree with the fact that back injury prevention training is key in a safe work environment. In this post, we will discuss a case study, which exams the reduction in work related injuries within the United States Postal Service. Results were derived one year after introducing the patented PowerLift lower back safety training techniques and they might surprise you.
Most training professionals know about the 70-20-10 training model and that it has been an accepted industry standard for professional trainers since it was first proposed in the 1980’s. For those not familiar with this model it states that 70% of a person’s learning comes from hands-on experience, 20% from coaching and mentoring and 10% from formal classroom training. But how effective and relevant is this model now and how does it apply to training for the shop floor or production line employee? The answer is it’s very relevant.
How is your customer service? What do people say about how they’re treated when they call about a product or service that you offer? When you call someone about a product or service that you need, what has your own experience been? And how can eLearning make a difference?
Traditionally, sales organizations launched new products at massive sales events. Expensive, onsite events. Lots of travel, time out of the field and lots of easily forgettable brouhaha about new products. This format, while exciting at the time, left many holes in training effectiveness: products change rapidly, new products are formed more than once a year, a single training event does not produce long-term effects. Fortunately, multimodal learning has replaced the single event. While many companies may still have a large annual sales event, the actual learning may be delivered in many ways, continuously over time. All good changes that contribute to better retention, faster time to market and true just-in-time access.
When it comes to keeping your employees safe while on the job everyone agrees it is the right, necessary and even legal thing to do. What many disagree about is how best to deliver the safety training.
Operations executives are finding that an eLearning program has a valuable place in training their employees on a wide variety of topics. But the term eLearning can be confusing and misunderstood and since it is relatively new in the operations world, it is helpful to clarify what it means and what an eLearning program might look like in a plant, warehouse or distribution environment.
Most of us have heard of e-learning and maybe you’ve even taken a few online courses, but what does it really mean and how can the benefits of e-learning apply to your business? E-learning is a generic term for electronic or online learning. Most Universities now offer online courses and you can even earn an entire degree without ever stepping into a classroom. Most people are familiar with this type of learning when connected to a college or university but may not think of it as applying to their business. In fact, e-learning is one of the fastest growing parts of the business world because it is highly flexible and offers many options for training your employees.
Santa makes it seem so easy! We could all use a manufacturing system staffed by mysterious beings who happily create fantastic quantities of merchandise. Or a global distribution system that accurately sorts out packages according to location, desire and moral rectitude. Or how about an on-time, high-speed delivery vehicle with apparently unlimited capacity, powered by 8 flying creatures (led by an animal with a searchlight for a snout)? To this writer, the real fantasy lies in the fact that everyone already knows exactly what to do when the holiday rush kicks in and when to do it, with no mention of training.
We’re not being dramatic when we say there is a leadership crisis today. The crisis is real. So real, in fact, that the World Economic Forum lists it as the third most important issue on its agenda. And employees are less likely to trust their management when leadership skills are lacking.
“There is strength in numbers.” “Many hands make light work.” “No man is an island.” We’ve all heard these sayings so often that they’ve become clichés. Yet, we traditionally tend to think of leaders as rather heroic individuals: singular, exceptional people who step up, or step forward and take the helm…or the fall, depending on the circumstance.