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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Small Advice for Your Planned Yearly Training

Are you ramping up your yearly training? Make it useful. If you are like me, you believe in customized, effective and useful training.

The Bane of the Generic Training
You are likely opposed to training that merely presents generic information, especially information that is unrelated to real life events in the operations where the trainees are engaged. Generic training does more harm than good in some instances. At the least, it wastes valuable time and gives the false sense of satisfaction that training has been done.  Just because some outside standard says you must provide GMP training to every employee every year, you do not have to provide the same GMP training to all of your employees every year. Unfortunately, outside standard auditors may mark this as a failure during the audits. So, like well controlled robots, many operators provide the same GMP training to every employee every year. As they sign the attendance sheet that will be presented to the outside auditors as evidence of completed training, the employees wonder what the trainers think of them.

Make Training Useful
You have to first establish what the people you are going to train need to know and practice in order to avoid the most frequent undesirable incidents in your operation. This means you must first identify those undesirable incidents. On the other hand, you may want to encourage an increased commitment to what is producing desirable results in your operation but you must first identify what is producing the desirable results. Once you have established either or both of these, you can then build your training content, method of delivery, etc.

Posted By Felix Amiri

Felix Amiri is the current Food Sector Chair of GCSE-Food & Health Protection

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