Rethink Training Helps Temp Employees Transition into Full-Time Positions

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Staffing employment remains on the rise, and with online training tools like Rethink Training, companies can decrease employee turnover by bringing temps aboard full time.

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Rethink Training’s flexibility makes it simple for new hires to learn their job quickly, and the continuous training helps them become more comfortable and proficient in their role

Temporary jobs, which the American Staffing Association says are a leading indicator of overall employment growth, are on the rise. This is favorable news for job-seekers and businesses alike, according to Rafferty Pendery, whose company Studio98 created Rethink Training, a web-based learning system that allows businesses to provide customized training solutions via its cloud-based service.

According to the ASA Staffing Index, staffing employment in April is 6.9 percent higher than it was in April 2011. ASA information also shows that U.S. staffing companies hired an average of 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per day in 2011, an 8 percent increase from 2010.

Since employers are looking to attract and retain qualified and productive team members, and are also striving to reduce expenses, they can transition temporary employees into permanent jobs by using cost-effective and results-oriented training.

“Staffing agencies are seeing requests for short-term employees, but also evaluation hires, who initially work as a temp but transition to a permanent position if all goes well,” Pendery said. “With fast and efficient training, these temp workers can prove their value quickly and then move into full-time jobs.”

A rapidly growing number of companies are incorporating online training, Pendery said, which is why Rethink Training is an emerging resource for companies. There is no hardware to purchase or software to install since Rethink Training is a cloud-based service. Any company with a web browser can create, manage and/or study a course. Training materials can be published and instantly accessed by employees.

This is beneficial for businesses that are bringing aboard temporary employees and considering them for full-time positions. Officials from many businesses say that a high employee turnover rate can be attributed to a lack of effective training. Training can be costly, so the fewer employees a company has to train, the less it will spend in that area.

“Rethink Training’s flexibility makes it simple for new hires to learn their job quickly, and the continuous training helps them become more comfortable and proficient in their role,” Pendery explained. “This increases the chance they can remain with the company in a full-time position.”

Rethink Training’s online system allows new hires to quickly become knowledgeable with their new employer’s products or services. The continuous training helps make these employees enhance their competence level.

Rethink Training’s system gives users the ability to create training materials (from scratch or through a company’s existing content), complete courses and grade the results. The fundamental elements of the web-based coursework include documents, essays, quizzes and streaming video content. Since Rethink Training is online, it eliminates the need to physically place students with trainers. Coursework can be updated without redistributing materials, allowing new training updates to be immediately implemented.

Companies can experiment with Rethink Training by signing up for a 14-day free trial at http://www.rethinktraining.com.

About Rethink Training
Rethink Training is a flexible and easy-to-use online training platform developed by Studio98 of Clearwater, Florida. Designed to meet the incremental training needs of businesses, this unique learning management system (LMS) allows companies to create and deliver customized interactive courses to every employee. A user-friendly interface makes it simple to build, update and maintain training and quizzes, while Web-hosted content ensures staff always has access to the most current information and materials. To learn more about Rethink Training, visit http://www.RethinkTraining.com.

(1) Simply Hired (SimplyHired.com). Simply Hired’s Employment Outlook, March 2012, success.simplyhired.com/rs/simplyhired/images/SimplyHired-JobTrendsOutlook-March2012.pdf

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