In both large companies and small, new procedures and policies are developed and become the company standard. Each company has its way of operating and this information is passed on to each and every new employee. Other employees are often relied upon to train new recruits, which isn’t always ideal. There are much more reliable and cost efficient methods available such as video training.
Normally when a new employee joins your organization, they receive on-the-job training by other employees. This can prove costly in a number of ways. First, you are assuming that the training employee will pass on the correct information and can reiterate how important company policies are. Then there is the valuable time spent by the employee who trains another, which ultimately takes away from their own productivity.
Having a corporate video made to display all the information, policies and procedures you want to teach new employees will prove far more cost efficient as there is no need to take an employee, or yourself, away from your own job to train. Precious hours are not lost and company work flow is completely unaffected. It also serves as a visual teaching tool which helps with retention of the information. People generally retain information better when they see it as opposed to hearing it.
A corporate video production can also help organize and easily implement new or altered methods and policies, and will ensure that information is passed on in a more consistent manner. At some point in the life of every company things change, and with this change comes updated procedures. These changes can be made available to employees on a mass level through a corporate video production, as opposed to individually, and by word of mouth which in some situations can be a company risk. Furthermore, presenting the information on the company website for employees to read, poses the risk that it will not reach everyone because they would have to make the effort to access the site.
Proper safety training is detrimental to many companies involved in activities like manufacturing. Worker safety is always the number one priority. Safety training through a corporate video production allows you to inform the employee on workplace safety standards, how to handle crisis or emergency situations, hazardous material safety and numerous other procedures important to the well being of your staff and company.
During the corporate video production process, you can use various techniques like staged situations to effectively demonstrate whatever you are trying to get across to your employees. The steps should be clear and well timed. You can make the corporate video fun, interactive or to the point. Presenting visual examples of a point you are trying to get across can make it more interesting and effective as opposed to just a spoken video.
A well made, custom tailored corporate video production becomes far more valuable than just a teaching tool; it sends an effective message to your employees about how your company operates and what is expected of them. It is highly suggested to hire a professional corporate video production company to help you pull it all together. The one-time cost of the production saves your company money and time in the long run, and pays dividends both hidden and measurable for years to come.
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