By now, we all know that onboarding is essential. It helps new hires feel welcome, introduces them to the values and goals of the company, and helps them get to grips with their role in the business.
But as cultures change and life moves away from the traditional methods of onboarding, so must we evolve.
Onboarding in a changing world
In 2020, onboarding has changed a lot, - actually, a lot has changed a lot! Introducing new hires with a handshake and a lunchtime introductory meeting is harder when handshakes are unsafe and restaurants are closed! In many cases, new hires may not have seen their colleagues face-to-face for a while.
But even before Covid, workplaces have become too busy and fast-paced for many people to be onboarded properly. Leading to new hires feeling lost and increasing turnover.
Using training courses for onboarding
These changes have lead to onboarding-innovation. Many companies are now using training courses to onboard new hires as they can cover everything from goals, role-related information, hierarchy, IT... anything a manager deems important. Also since many companies have an LMS, creating a training course or two for new hires seems like a simple addition.
Using online training as a form of onboarding is greatly effective as new hires can refresh their memory at any time by retaking or revisiting the courses at a later date. It also caters to new hires who don't find the 'learning while doing' / tactile approach effective. Those who learn in a visual or auditory way now have an easier way to learn - while those who are tactile can move onto doing the task after the course anyway.
Enriching your training courses
Since the amount of courses you need are growing an important question to ask is whether you have the capacity for it. Can your existing LMS (if you have one) offer what you need in terms of amount of courses, ability to edit courses, adding multimedia, and ensuring new hires take all the courses they need? How do you ensure your new hires communicate with you if they are struggling to understand the courses you've set for them?
Myskillcamp was recently at the eLearning Expo in Paris, giving demos of the new Skillcard and the Joint Executive Program. In addition, CEO Kevin Tillier also gave a seminar about 'Successful onboarding and the integration of a new employee through training' showing how myskillcamp can enrich companies' training courses.
Just so you don't feel left out, here's what was covered:
- The different kinds of training you can use with myskillcamp, not just blogs and whitepapers, but video, podcasts, e-books, quizzes and all of which can be edited easily on the myskillcamp platform.
- How myskillcamp has comment sections, chat functions and reviews so all employees (especially new hires) can interact easily.
- Analytics on each course, so management can see each employee's progress and score.
- The ability to build a training path, so new hires can take a personalised training journey that ensures they have everything they need to get started in their role.
- All employees can access more courses from the company (or from myskillcamp's martketplace) to start learning independently.
- How myskillcamp offers perfect integration with existing LMS', and how company's without an LMS can use myskillcamp's built-in software.
Many company's at the expo signed up to try our free personalised demo of myskillcamp. If you want to try a free demo yourself then let us know. You can start training your new hires effectively from day 1.