We are a small company with about 80 employees. We have a fairly extensive annual re-training program and typically do each of our "Big 9" trainings separately - usually done during a weekly pre-shift meeting. (With quizzes and the like)
HACCP/Food Defense/SQF/FS Policy/GMPs/Handwashing/Sanitation/Foreign Material Control/Allergens
We have training materials on each in both English and Spanish as well as quizzes.
We're very pleased with the results of separating these trainings vs. trying to mash them all into one intense session. We've found it's increased employee awareness and long-term understanding by focusing on one topic/Significantly related topics at a time. (Example: We do SQF and the FS policy at one time, GMPs and Handwashing together, etc.)
That said - the challenge has been make-up trainings, as due to a weekly schedule (employees work 4-10s 5 days a week), anywhere from 8-15 employees (most of which are Spanish speaking) miss each session. I am not fluent enough in Spanish to do the make-up training without a translator, and due to reading comprehension concerns (or lack of ability to read) we don't feel that just giving everyone who misses the training material to read and take a quiz on will be effective. Currently this has fallen on our production supervisor, which frankly the task is too large for this given his other responsibilities.
So that leaves us with a few options (that I've thought of). 1) Scale back our training 2) Hire someone with enough free time who can translate/facilitate the training 3) use some other system, like videos, to do the make-up training.
So that said - has anyone else tackled an issue like this? What was your ultimate decision as to how to address? Any low cost video/online suggestions? (I've strongly considered making our own in English and Spanish, but again - comes down to a time thing.)
Thanks in advance!