Your New Year’s Training Resolutions

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Michelle Locke

Are you getting tired of us declaring 2017 will be your best year ever? Well, we aren’t going to stop anytime soon. But we wanted to share a few training resolutions to simplify your training and improve your life at the same time. Here they are.

1. Delegate tasks when possible.

You might wonder what this has to do with training—so hear us out. Train your best servers, bartenders, and other staff to be able to handle tasks when it comes to training. That may include tasks like setting up the shadowing schedule, going over policies and procedures with new hires, or giving tests or quizzes.

2. Introduce pre-shift meetings

Pre-shift meetings are the number one place to reinforce training, including menu training, policies & procedures, and guest service. If you don’t do regular pre-shift meetings, we highly recommend setting the goal to have them more frequently. They also provide a great opportunity to highlight superstar staff members.

3. Adjust your training process

Are you spending too much time photocopying, hunting down the correct copies of forms, or getting everything organized with every new hire? We know that feeling, which is actually why we invented Waitrainer+. If you’re interested in learning more about how Waitrainer+ can simplify your training process, send us a note here.

However, until then, you can organize your training process by gathering everything in one place—and keeping it organized. (Easier said than done, right?)

We also recommend establishing a new hire policy to outline how everything should go: how many days of shadowing they have to complete, what forms they need to fill out (and when you need them), and more.