Speed To Competency

How to optimize your new recruits’ commercial and personal potential

In-Company Course Overview

This one-day course provides a new and dynamic approach to induction.  By using a structured, innovative and integrated process new recruits are brought up to speed much faster than standard induction methods, so optimising your return on investment.

Speed to Competency harnesses the new recruits’ high levels of motivation, their willingness to learn and their desire to impress channelling it through a high impact, experiential learning environment. This creates not only improved profitability in the short term, but also accelerates employee engagement and motivation over the longer term.

Who Should Attend

Executives who are either responsible for their organisation’s induction process or have a critical input into the way new recruits are on-boarded and developed. Therefore, HR and L&D professionals, Talent Specialists or Line Managers who either design or deliver induction/on-boarding programmes would benefit from attending this course.

Speed to Competency is particularly effective for sales and customer service functions in both the Business to Business and Retail sectors.

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Position effective induction as a strategic capability within their organisations
  • Design a structured, cohesive programme covering all phases from Pre-Induction to Post-Induction
  • Understand the different ‘Learning Curves’ for new recruits whatever their point of entry
  • Integrate best practice development into your organisation’s purpose and culture
  • Develop a fully-supported induction experience that aligns with the organisation’s business strategy
  • Increase engagement and motivation through clear expectations and commitment to common objectives.
  • Equip leaders and managers to be effective role-models and coaches, creating a culture that obsesses over inputs as much as outputs

Course Programme

Generating High Engagement Right From The Start
How to re-examine your corporate attraction strategy
Designing selection tools help indentify ‘right stuff’ people
Connect new recruits with your organisation’s strategic purpose

Creating Individual High Ownership Mind-sets
Using psychological contracts to align motivations
Connecting personal accountability to job satisfaction
The correct way to combine Key Performance Indicators and Critical Success Factors

Focus On Winning Behaviours And The Right Activities
How to articulate ‘what good looks like’ in key areas
How to embed Best Practice right from the start
Using targeted cultural norms to drive behaviour

Designing The Induction Process
The critical elements required for Speed to Competence
Mobilising the organisation to support the process
The correct use of mandatory policies and discretionary guidelines
Linking and integrating with broader L&D interventions

Using Real-world Coaching (on-the-job or real-life activities)
Uses experiential learning techniques involving line-management in performance accelerating activities
Facilitating a blend of coaching and mentoring by using role-model interventions

Performance Simulation Using Live Classroom Scenarios
Use dynamic guided practice tools and action learning sets
Integrate business simulations with best practice techniques and strategies

Building a Closed Loop Feedback System
Effective progress monitoring against robust evaluation criteria using integrated self-management principles
Set high expectations by benchmarking through personal development plans and performance appraisals
Develop a culture of learning for both the individual and the organisation through constant enquiry and engagement – ‘how am I doing?’

To discuss how this management training course could help improve your people management skills or to talk through your requirements, including tailoring this course to suit your exact needs, please contact:

Claudine McClean
T:  +44 (0)116 366 2991 
E: claudinem@structuredtraining.com