Jul 16, 2022
In Provider Forum
Fortunately, with modern technologies, it can be addressed with online training or eLearning, and here’s how. New Employee Onboarding A new hire overcomes a long thorny path of integration in a company and, without a well-functioning onboarding process, it can take a new employee month to feel comfortable and become productive. By moving to onboard online, you can significantly speed up this process. You only need to create an onboarding course once and then assign it to all newcomers. A common onboarding course includes a brief overview of the company — its history, mission and values, corporate culture, an overview of the products/services Real Estate Photo Editing provided, as well as a clear description of the employee’s new role and expectations. Some organizations, especially working in strictly regulated industries like manufacturing, finance, insurance, and transportation, also include compliance training in the onboarding program. To create an onboarding course, you don’t need to be a tech geek. There are some authoring tools, iSpring Suite for example, that allow you to build courses easily from ready-made templates. Moreover, with iSpring, you can do this in the familiar PowerPoint interface, as the toolkit works as a PPT add-in. spring-new-employee-onboarding After your online course is ready, you can upload it to your LMS and enroll new hires. Most progressive LMSs like iSpring Learn allow you to automate the enrollment process. You just need to set the rule once that sends all new hires to the “interns” group and assigns them to an onboarding course immediately. With an LMS, your employees will be able to take an onboarding course whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them. You just need to determine the dates when the program should be completed. As you can see, online onboarding will not only help employees become productive faster but will also relieve managers and supervisors of a good part of mentoring tasks they would otherwise have to perform. Regular Assessments Remember your school days: if a teacher says there will be a test during the next class, you feel more motivated to prepare for the lesson properly. This modality is also relevant for adult training. When an employee knows that their knowledge and skills will be assessed and results will be examined by the management, they are more stimulated to learn. And the more skilled a person is, the more effective and productive they are at work. Besides, regular assessments (semi-annual or at least annual) will help you define employees’ knowledge gaps and fill them promptly by providing additional training. They are also a great way to identify employees with high potential and see whether a person is ready for promotion. An easy way to provide assessments is to create online quizzes. With iSpring Suite, you can make quizzes in a matter of minutes, as the toolkit comes with ready-made templates of 14 question types.