If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could always whip out your phone and become your own training platform. Upload it to a Youtube channel, and you’re done. (We recommend using an unlisted URL.) If you have staffers who are up for it, you could even get them to star in these cinematic masterpieces. So when training new employees, all you’ll have to do is direct them to Youtube.
- Free !
- Getting staff involved could promote bonding and get them to put themselves in the position of teaching best practices to others, which could be valuable.
- Not really free. Time is money.
- Making a video is easy. Making a good video is hard.
- Getting staff involved could get crazy.
You’ll notice that all the options we’ve discussed here involve video, and this is no accident. Video is the most effective form of communication, especially with the younger generations. Video is going to get you the most bang for your buck, and it has a lot of benefits that you really can’t get from just handing someone a training manual. Nobody likes training manuals.