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Prioritize the most important employee skill: strong thinking skills

Effective employee onboarding focuses on training thinking and decision-making skills.

New hire success depends on more than knowledge about the company, policies and products. Success of new hires depends on how you make sure they acquire and then apply necessary knowledge, skills and winning mindset to become effective team members.

Employee effectiveness depends on their thinking skills 

Nothing is more important than making sure new employees have strong decision skills and thinking mindset characteristics.  

The effectiveness of new hires depends on their ability to:

  • be fast learners, motivated and willing to engage problems while assuming new responsibilities. 
  • be able to analyze problems, interpret and assess explanations, evaluate alternatives, anticipate outcomes, avoid risks and act on priorities.
  • make fewer mistakes, understand the importance of policies and drive innovation.
  • understand the values and characteristics that are important to your company culture.

Your onboarding programs can promote a culture of good decision-making by prioritizing strong critical thinking skills.

Invest in training to identify and promote strong decision-makers

Strong thinkers deliver results and profits. Weak and lazy thinkers just cost you money and opportunities.

The goal of onboarding is to strengthen the effectiveness of your employee team.  Relevant training and development opportunities are important components of onboarding.

An investment in effective thinking training yields returns in improved employee engagement and retention. It demonstrates your company commitment to development, growth and support opportunities for your employees. 

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Implementing an effective employee training program

The right employee development program pays for itself. It reduces the time and cost of wrong hire and accelerates the effectiveness of good hires.  Insight Assessment tools deliver results.

Training to improve thinking is personally and professionally relevant to employees.

Our clients use INSIGHT Development Program to build reasoning capabilities in new hires and current staff to achieve the goal of better thinking throughout their organization. This online program delivers the most comprehensive, effective and well-established approach to strengthening employee decision-making and problem solving.

Emphasize expectations, build employee competency and confidence

  • Designed to be used as an independent training study by employees, INSIGHT Development Program can also be incorporated into existing new hire training programs.  Online, self-guided training modules are available 24/7 on a secure website. 
  • INSIGHT Development Program includes use of internationally respected assessments.   Comprehensive individual reports can be used for individual professional development and HR programs.
  • As participants progress through the modules, they see the value of improving thinking skills and avoiding common reasoning errors. The motivation to use these critical thinking skills to make sound decisions in reinforced. As employees progress through the program, they gain confidence as they build their core skills and motivation.

Decision making impacts your bottom line every day.  Measure thinking to improve performance and productivity. Your investment in the training and assessment of thinking will pay off in better decisions throughout your company.

Contact us to discuss integrating INSIGHT Development into your onboarding and HR programs.

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