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Effective training makes for a healthier workspace

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2021 | Employment Law

Starting a new job can be an extremely exciting prospect. At the same time, there are a number of aspects to this process that can be daunting.

Although employees may have been taken on because of impressive attributes and work history, they may still feel like they lack the necessary skills to perform optimally in their new role. Effective training procedures are just one means of getting around this roadblock. Effective training can be beneficial to all parties, but it is also a legal requirement in some circumstances.

Compliance training

Not only is compliance training in the best interests of all parties, but it is also a legal requirement. The State of California works in collaboration with federal bodies to ensure that employees are engaged in safe working practices in secure places of business. Company directors and management need to carefully consider the factors that are unique to the industry they are in, and provide staff with the relevant training instructions. For instance, if an employer were to simply take compliance training guidance from the construction industry, it is likely to be of little use to their workers in the field of hospitality. Both sectors have unique practices as well as hazards. For both legal and safety reasons, it is pivotal that employees are offered training that allows them to carry out their tasks to the highest standard.

Technical training

Jobs may vary in the levels of technical expertise required to perform them. Nevertheless, some positions need employees to use complex tools or equipment. Going into tasks without adequate knowledge of the equipment being used could cause significant disruption. As an employee, having technical training is vital to your success and it could also help to ensure safe practices.

As an employee, you have a right to know what is expected of you in your position. If you feel that your legal rights have been violated in any way, there may be options open to you.

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