Better Onboarding

, , | Colin Dawson

It’s getting very close to Christmas. I’ll bet we are all looking for a break, Covid-19 has added extra stress to the last two years,

But what will the New Year bring?

For some of our companies it will mean new hires.

How ready are you to introduce your new hires to your company?

Do you have up-to-date tools for onboarding them?

Do you need a reminder?

We all want the same thing for our new hires, to get up to speed quickly.  To close any knowledge gaps, integrate with their teams and be productive.

Yet, research from Gallup shows that just 12% of employees strongly agree their employers do a great job of onboarding new employees.

Onboard is not just ticking HR boxes. A successful Onboard requires a modern approach to learning.

  1. Its important for new hires to take their onboard time to familiarise themselves with the individual programs, software, and procedures that your organisation uses.

This can be achieved by providing eLearning microlearning introductions to the systems that the new team member can get used to in the time between job acceptance and starting time.

By using this method and broadening the scope by involving all departments your new-hire will be much closer to hitting the ground running

2. Great eLearning quickly closes skill gaps.

People do 67% of their learning on their phones and tablets now, traditional training methods no longer appeal. So the old method of “spend a day in each department” no longer meets expectations.

Today’s companies have discovered that great learning increases productivity, and thus business results. Which makes great sense.  Businesses are losing money when the onboarding period takes anywhere between six weeks and a year to be truly effective.

 3. Learning increases confidence in the critical early days.

The earliest days of an employee’s experience in your organisation are really the most important because they set the tone for the rest of a new hire’s work experience.

As Mercer pointed out in its 2018 Global Trends Report (Mercer Global Trends Report), only 30% of HR professionals think improving the onboarding experience is a top priority.  This is ironic, because onboarding is an essential part of learning those critical skills that increase employee confidence, and ability.

4. Learning helps new employees integrate more effectively with the rest of the team.

When you onboard a new employee, its not just the employee you’re onboarding.  You’re indirectly onboarding a new redefined team – the people they work most closely with starting from day one.  Your new hire is being onboarded into a pack with its own microculture, kinks and relationships.

Don’t you think that relationships strongly affect performance and the employees experience.  Gallup - Workplace

Without good relationships, employees are more likely to leave their jobs.  Unfortunately, the social aspect of learning in the onboard phase is extremely important but often neglected.

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