ERIC Number: ED410932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
A New Hire Training Program for the "Old" and the "New."
In January of 1996, North Central College (Naperville, Illinois) turned on its campus-wide, PC-based network. A Technology Training Group (TTG) was created; this group focused on technology training for new staff hires, while also considering the ongoing needs of the current employees. Goals of the TTG included bringing new employees quickly up to date on the most essential applications on the network; welcoming the new employees into the campus community; using in-house presenters; creating a flexible format that allowed for adaptation of changing needs and that served the largest segment of current faculty and staff possible; and following the model established with technology support to provide a variety of means and opportunites for training. With these goals as guides, the TTG developed a three-part training program, which consisted of: (1) immediate training provided by the new employee's supervisor; (2) a monthly "Training Day" set aside to take new hires beyond the basics; and (3) an orientation day to welcome the new employee which included a tour of the campus. Feedback sheets seent to particpants about a week after the sessions revealed consistent appreciation for the new program. Suggestions were also received in terms of modifying the schedule and adding specific topics. The New Employee Technology Training Checklist for Supervisors is appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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