Everyone knows that feeling when you start a new job – that mix of excitement and apprehension. Good quality eLearning can make a new employee feel at ease, whilst holding on to that initial buzz. Yet many new starters are simply handed an outdated paper handbook to accompany their obligatory office tour. Yawn.
Onboarding eLearning ensures that new starters across an organisation are given standardised information. They’ll have all the know-how they’ll need going forward, making them confident employees from the very start.
Onboarding doesn’t just have to be for complete newbies though – too much information on the first day can be overwhelming, so it’s often a good idea to spread the modules out so that retention stays as high as possible.
Solid onboarding eLearning should make employees feel welcome and part of the team. It gives them an in-depth understanding of the organisation and what it stands for, whilst also imparting valuable knowledge on the job role they’re in and how they might improve or maintain standards.
Videos of important people within the organisation talking to camera are a good way to make employees feel settled; receiving a friendly welcome message helps to break down hierarchical barriers and instil a sense of belonging within the wider team. Interactive exercises may be used to guide the learner through the evolution of the organisation, whilst targeted questions can help them to understand the value system of the organisation. Specific scenario-led training, tailored to the learner and their type of job role, will help them to gain confidence in their abilities and sharpen up on information they already know.