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What to Do When You Don’t Get Trained on a New Job

You just got a new job and are excited to see what the first day brings. But once there, you realize that things aren’t as organized as you thought they’d be. You were introduced to your team, but then your manager just started to assign things to you. You didn’t get any formal training on how the company works or how to use certain programs or devices. What do you do?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Although companies should have new employee onboarding to train new hires on how the company and their position works, there isn’t always time set aside for that. Some companies just throw you in the deep end and hope you learn how to swim. Here’s how to find your way without a life preserver. (more…)

Reskilling Key to Career Longevity

By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters

Few things in life are guaranteed, but change is one of them. When you get your foot in the door at a great company and envision a career of longevity, your job will likely require further training throughout the years to gain skills needed for the future workforce.

In a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 72% of employers would actually rather invest in current employees through reskilling than hire new ones from outside the organization. (more…)

ExpressLearn is Now Available to All Express Associates!

Here at Job Journey, we’re focused on helping people with their job search. Getting the perfect job is the dream, and we’re here to help you achieve it. One great step to getting that dream job? Developing the skills employers want.

That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce ExpressLearn, powered by Express University, is now available for free to all Express associates. ExpressLearn helps you build skills for future jobs with a rotating schedule of online learning classes in a variety of areas. The courses are also mobile-friendly, so you can build your knowledge at home or on-the-go. (more…)

Poll Results: Why Don’t Companies Offer the Benefits Employees Want?

Previously we asked readers what benefits, not including health, they valued most from employers.

The Results

Having a flexible work schedule led the pack with 17.57% of the vote, while generous/unlimited vacation time and opportunities to work from home/remotely followed in second and third, with 12.83% and 11.85%, respectively. The rest of the results were as follows:

  • Access to Training/Certification Classes:10.18%
  • Casual Dress Code:9.76%
  • Profit Sharing/Stock Options:8.23%
  • College Tuition Reimbursement:6.56%
  • Opportunities to Travel:5.02%
  • Company Gym/Membership Discount at Local Gym:4.74%
  • Other:3.07%
  • Cafeteria Programs:2.79%
  • Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities:2.79%
  • Professional Organization Memberships:2.51%
  • Child Care:2.09%

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Employee Training: One Size Doesn’t Always Fit All

The labor force is diverse, full of unique individuals with their own outlooks, beliefs, managerial preferences, and career aspirations.

So it’s not a big surprise that different employees prefer different training programs.

In fact, according to go2HR, 40% of employees who receive what they see as poor training leave their positions within the first year. But what one person sees as poor training might be great for another.

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Poll: What Type of on the Job Training Do You Prefer?

A new job can be stressful. You’re learning new concepts and systems, all while trying to remember your co-workers’ names.

That’s why it’s so important to have some sort of new employee training in place. And even once you’ve gone from new to not so new, continuous training is still needed.

However, each one of us is different, and training that works for one person might not be ideal for another.

What’s your preferred type of on-the-job training?

Thanks for voting in our poll! Is there a type of training you don’t like? If so, let us know in the comments section below.