As with many companies, for as long as we have been in business, we have trained new employees in person. Since logistics has such a high turnover rate, these training events are a recurring theme at our company depending on the season, from once a week to once a month. This usually results in a team of human resource heads in addition to a pair of supervisors working with new employees to ensure the trainees can perform their job effectively. Needless to say, this results in a lot of time and money being spent on a recurring event.
With economic uncertainty on the horizon in 2020 and with social distancing measures in place due to the Coronavirus, we began examining other ways to effectively train new employees remotely. We found Flixout which provided the entire platform we needed to host training videos for our new employees to watch. Flixout enables our HR personnel to monitor the progress of our trainees and quiz them to ensure that the knowledge contained within the videos was learned correctly. In the first month, we completely eliminated in-person training sessions due to the success we were seeing with using the Flixout platform. Without Flixout, we would have had to reduce our hiring when shipping was up 10 fold during the pandemic and missed out on contracts that would have otherwise gone to a major logistics company instead.
The cost to train a new employee has fallen to a fraction of what it used to cost us in terms of money and manpower. Our supervisors can focus on ensuring the logistics team is handling their day-to-day tasks while human resources can focus on our existing employees. The Flixout platform requires only one HR representative to check once a day the progress of the new hires before we send them out in the field and has helped us use our time and employee time more efficiently.
"The cost to train a new employee has fallen to a fraction of what it used to cost us in terms of money and manpower."
Flixout has made training new employees simple, convenient and completely reduced the need for in-person training sessions. This has reduced the cost to train new employees significantly while freeing up employees to focus on serving our customers and current employees. If your company needs many traditional in-person training sessions, I would highly recommend checking out the Flixout platform to see if they can help your company as they have helped ours.