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Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

The Streamlined Business Blog

Standardizing operations, compliance, and training.

 

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Employee Training


Client Success Story: Bluegrass Community Family Practice

“Having all our standard operating procedures (SOPs) accessible at our fingertips is better for our patients and better for our staff. Zavanta has saved us time, improved accuracy and confidence, and reduced stress,” -Dr. Brian Sosnin In a recent interview, staff at Bluegrass Comm read more... about Client Success Story: Bluegrass Community Family Practice

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

We Have Always Done it This Way

The most dangerous phrase in the language: We have always done it this way! These words, attributed to Grace Hopper offer real insight into patterns that keep businesses stuck. Times change, businesses change, technology changes, and it is important to look at processes and make sure that they still make sense. read more... about We Have Always Done it This Way

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Want your New Hires to Stick Around? Train Them

A great, quick read from INC magazine by Abigail Tracy highlighting a recent study that argues that new hires are less interested in perks and more interested in trainings. Employees want to be set up for success. Interested? Read More Here Onboarding new hires don’t care about perks The benefit of investing in your employees extends beyond the personal fulfillment of your associates and promotes the culture and mission of your organization. read more... about Want your New Hires to Stick Around? Train Them

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Employee Training -- Are you Setting Your Organization Up for Success?

In a recent INC Magazine article, Jeff James of the Disney Institute shares his philosophy on employee training. Arguing for training programs that cultivate employee growth at varying career stages, he writes: “Training should not be seen as optional; rather, it should be operationalized and embedded into the fabric of your organization. read more... about Employee Training -- Are you Setting Your Organization Up for Success?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Share Your SOPS How You Need To, When You Need To

One of the key elements to making policies and standard operating procedures actually useful is to share your SOPs with your employees. While this sounds obvious, a lot of organizations create old-fashioned SOP documents and employee handbooks only to store them in a binder somewhere that lives in a file drawer with the extra pens and post-its and only gets dusted off for the odd training or to add an update no one reads. read more... about Share Your SOPS How You Need To, When You Need To

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tip -- Avoid Jargon in Your Employee Manuals

Jargon are words and phrases that are common to specific jobs and industries, but that many people won’t understand—also known as “Geek speak”. Examples of jargon are everywhere. For a fun list check out The Original Hacker’s Dictionary . Here’s our favorite new term from that list: “ BOGOSITY n. read more... about Tip -- Avoid Jargon in Your Employee Manuals

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5 Ways to Finally Get Your Procedure Manuals Done

We’re amazed at the number of people who really want to develop better standard operating procedures for their organization, who clearly understand the benefits of standardized procedures and who even have management mandates and funded projects to develop or update their policies and procedure manuals. read more... about 5 Ways to Finally Get Your Procedure Manuals Done

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Are Your Bank Policies and Procedures Flexible Enough to Handle Exceptions?

Training bank employees and keeping them compliant with regulations is a big challenge. Just about every business is interested in improving organizational performance and with the increased regulations coming down the pike, it is only going to get more difficult to achieve compliance. As we shared read more... about Are Your Bank Policies and Procedures Flexible Enough to Handle Exceptions?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tip to Keep Compliance Policies and Procedures from Becoming Unusable

Why do so many companies end up writing policies and procedures that are confusing and full of redundancies as well as extremely difficult to update and maintain? The root cause is typically the underlying structure (or lack of structure). Here is a technique that will help. It might seem a little counter-intuitive for some people, but keep an open mind. read more... about Tip to Keep Compliance Policies and Procedures from Becoming Unusable

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3 Ways to Motivate Employees When Everything’s Lousy

According to a Gallup researcher quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “ How to Motivate Employees in Tough Times ” there are 3 things organization’s can do to keep employees motivated and focused during tough times. Communicate more— not less. Set clear expectations— make sure people know what they’re supposed to do Show the way forward —focus on the future . read more... about 3 Ways to Motivate Employees When Everything’s Lousy

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Most Employees Waste Up to 40% of Their Training

No matter how good your corporate training programs and employee training methods, getting employees to apply what they learn is an ongoing challenge. A 2009 WallStreet Journal Business Insight Report cited the following sobering statistic, “just 10% to 40% of training is ever used on the job, [and] it is clear that a big chunk of the tens of billions of dollars organizations spend annually on staff development is going down the drain. read more... about Most Employees Waste Up to 40% of Their Training

Wednesday, March 3, 2021