Posts Tagged ‘On-the-job training’

Ideas for testing job applicants and settling in new employees

August 2, 2009

Brian Herzog recently posted about Tests for Hiring and Training, in which interviewees for jobs in a bookshop were given questions to test their knowledge of literature.

He has a list of reference questions he uses for staff once they’ve been employed, to be used as a form of on-the-job training.

I like this idea of being able to give a new employee some tasks to work on independently that they can begin from their first day.  One of the hardest things about starting a new job is that vague feeling of not belonging, or having a useful role, right at the very beginning when you’re still finding your feet with new colleagues, buildings and procedures.  This sounds like a great way to get started.