Better training significantly reduces onboarding time for new hires
Hiring a suitable biologist or bioinformatician for sequencing data analysis takes lot of effort. Even if you are lucky and find the right talent, significant time is needed for on-the-job training. Your new team member needs time for learning before meaningful work results can be archived. This learning curve means that it could take weeks or even months for your new hiring to start working on his/her project.
The onboarding process is all about making employees, PhD students or Postdocs feel valued, providing them with the training and tools they need to succeed, and building a relationship with the workplace.
Employess with little or non onboarding often feel that they have to sink or swim alone, and are more likely to jump off the boat at the first opportunity. Since onboarding is the first real interaction of new team members with your company or institute, leveraging the experience is critical to avoid losing them.
We at ecSeq offer special NGS data analysis traingings, enabling your team members to quickly and purposefully enter this exciting field of work. With our training courses, the onboarding period can be reduced from several months to a few weeks. Starting with the basics (notations, methods, general understanding), we illustrate important error sources and slowly introduce participants to the Linux operating system. We show which tools can be used, how they have to be used and how one can interpret the results correctly. After our workshops, your new employees will be able to perform initial NGS data analyses independently and understand important technical NGS publications in detail.
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