The Importance of Training for your Ophthalmology CRO

Revised and Updated by Seth Preston on: September 30, 2019

Entering a new job can be a daunting task for a new hire, and for the administration that trains them. A new employee is at a pivotal moment that dictates the potential success for your company. It’s equally important for the new hire and the employer to excel in the training process. In the field of Ophthalmology, there is a steep knowledge base hill to climb with new hires. What can your CRO do to accomplish long term success for new employees?


Implement Your Training Strategy

When new employees come to your company, do you have a plan? When a new hire comes to your company, looks at an agenda and sees “training”, what will they expect? There are a myriad of opportunities to get your employee excited and ready to contribute to the company aside from the mandated PowerPoint snooze-fest. In the field of Ophthalmology, especially from a clinical trial standpoint, there is a steep learning curb to traverse. Those that are new to the field, may need extra time and training. Terminology use and integration of knowledge into the culture of your business will improve the familiarity with buzz industry terms.

Set the Tone

Some companies have traditions for new employees, like a sponsored lunch or gathering to meet everyone in the company. Some companies give a nice tour on their first day. These examples are all about setting the tone for your employee. Setting the tone for what their work experience is going to be like will put the employee at ease. The first thing your new hire will see is external- they notice the decor of your office, where they may be working, and what your current employees are up to. Make sure the appearance isn’t hinting at anything negative!

Meet Everyone

Each person under your roof is essential to your company’s success. What better way to establish how important they are to the team than to stop by and introduce the new hire? Give your worker a great introduction, and ask current employees to explain what they do to help the company. This will put your new hire at ease with the fact that people are passionate and comfortable working at your business.

Establish Your Culture

Company culture is rising in importance in today’s modern business world. For instance, the culture of a company can be established with an open floor plan. Positive culture can be influenced by encouraging company events often. Make sure to cultivate your own culture, as it can help set you apart from the pack!