Can HR help raise worker productivity? You bet.
We were pleased to have HR.com publish our article recently about capturing and sharing knowledge of employees to maximize productivity. Here is the full text of the article as it appeared in HR.com.
One of the biggest challenges that HR managers face is capturing and sharing knowledge that existing employees have that has been gathered over years of service. That critical information needs to be shared with new hires and employees who have been promoted so that they can quickly become as productive as possible in their new roles. Below are two examples of customers that we’ve worked with at Cerebyte to efficiently streamline the process of capturing the wisdom of top performers, building learning programs and rolling them out to employees.
A little background before we move forward. Created over the course of 20 years based on numerous customer engagements, the Cerebyte Sofia learning platform was developed based on ground-breaking neuroscience research. The key to Sofia is that we’ve designed it to capture the knowledge of top performers and then use that knowledge to build and deliver training programs. But instead of taking weeks or months for employees to benefit from this type of knowledge capture and transfer, it only takes a few hours to a few days. In today’s fast-paced, what have you done for me lately, 280-character Twitterized world, that type of fast ROI is a godsend.
One customer we’ve been working with is an IT consulting firm that had a director of operations who was retiring and wanted to find a way to train her replacement. The company used Sofia to gather and organize her critical knowledge and wisdom in just a couple of hours. Instead of setting up a series of meetings to discuss how to transition active projects and train the replacement, she scheduled a one-hour session with her replacement, using Sofia to guide their focused discussion. When asked about the process, the new hire said that the experience was “tremendous…very organized and useful.” The transition meetings took a total of two hours and the new hire, who had been with the company for only four days, said that the process of sharing valuable information was incredibly engaging, was done over a very short period of time and it greatly reduced her anxiety level.
Another example of how the neuroscience-based learning module is poised to help a company comes from a customer of ours that builds residential and commercial architectural doors. We’re just starting to work with them but the long-and-short of it is that the company has a retiring knowledge worker and an HR manager feels it’s important to capture as much historical information as possible so that the new hire can benefit from their predecessor’s years of experience. We are running a facilitated discovery session to capture large amounts of valuable insight from the retiring employee. The information that’s being gathered not only helps the new employee, it can be used in the future with other employees.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If so, you should contact me to learn more about how we can help your company increase worker productivity with an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution.