Train your staff the right way with well-printed manuals

March 30, 2015 · Print This Article

When taking on new staff, all should be provided with a training manual. This will allow for a lot of upset to be avoided as they will always have the tools to perform what is expected of them. It is the best way for them to gain knowledge quickly and effectively which makes it a win win situation for both parties.

How to design a staff training manual

  • Keep it interesting: This is vital because you want the information to engage your new staff member, helping them to learn faster. If your manual is plain text in a very dry voice, it will be difficult for readers to stay focused and for information to sink in properly.
  • Keep it visual: Images and colour will make your manual more user-friendly, engaging and easy to understand. For example, if you are in the restaurant business, you can include seating diagrams and plating requirements along with vibrant images to help staff visualise their job more accurately.
  • Keep it high quality: Although these manuals are for internal use only, it’s important that they are printed onto high-quality materials and bound professionally. This is because you will want them to last a long time without becoming damaged or ineligible.
  • Keep copies: Staff training manuals are going to be used as your business grows over a long period of time, so it’s important that you have more than a few copies printed. This will ensure that there are always training manuals available for new staff even if some are damaged or lost over time.

At Minuteman Press in Vincent East London, we’re happy to help you out with all of your printing needs! We offer a wide range of affordable low-volume and high-volume printing services in black and white as well as colour – ideal for your training manuals! Get in touch with us today and we will help you out however we can.