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Energizing the Employee Onboarding Journey With E-Learning

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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The workplace is driven by the talent and expertise now more than ever. These elements make it crucial for organizations to frame a well-structured employee onboarding program for their new and existing employees. Businesses are beginning to adopt more effective e-learning approaches to deliver programs to induct new hires in an efficient and more engaging way.

Onboarding and training employees can be a tricky task for managers no matter what organization or industry they belong in. Ineffective learning techniques are more associated with the high surge in costs, misinformed workforces, and high turnover rates. The increasing expectations of the new generation of employees and the vast competition among similar talent-attracting firms means quality employee learning turns out to be more crucial.

Learning is considered as a long-time journey, and onboarding is the starting point. Throughout the years, we have witnessed a huge shift toward responsive designs delivering induction programs over their personalized smart devices. In this post, we will be talking about the perks of an integrated learning base and how it helps an organization achieve its goals by boosting productivity, resulting in a more engaged workforce.

The Impact of E-Learning on the Employee Onboarding Experience

Customized and Self-Paced Learning. Employees can have a customizable way of learning and consuming knowledge. For instance, some employees prefer to learn with videos and seminars while others may prefer e-books and files. A knowledge-rich base can help address these situations by providing employees with various learning materials and an equivalent environment that can help them learn at their own pace.

Cost-Effective. Businesses can reduce their expenses by deploying a digital workspace that’s incorporated into the LMS. Onboarding and training costs may vary depending upon the company, industry, and other types of training methods (for example, a classroom, job, e-learning, or simulation). A centralized digital learning base can replace traditional training techniques, such as one-on-one training and classrooms, to provide content that is easy to access from any location at a convenient time.

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Easy to Access and Timely Knowledge. One of the main challenges faced by any organization is to disperse the information and reduce the considerable amount of time employees spend looking for answers. An integrated learning base will help address these issues since it can be acted upon as a centralized knowledge base for your workforce (including, for example, a media and document library, an application for scheduling training sessions, and searchability for information).

Employees can access dedicated learning spaces anytime and anywhere across multiple devices. When you give access to valuable information that has contributed to improving your workforce’s productivity, employees will begin to spend less time looking for information and more time on the tasks at hand.

Effective Measure for Further Improvements. It is crucial for any organization to measure the effectiveness of an LMS and plan future enhancements. It is an online tool that is partially easy for the employers to retrieve valuable insights from because they still need to link to those results by increasing the productivity. Doing that can be tricky and costly. The organizations can also use metrics to glean insight on employees’ preferred learning content, where they would like to be on the platform, and how they assess the learning experience. A pre-course survey helps to determine the expectations and preferences as well as shares employee feedback and how they can evaluate the solution.

Businesses should maintain the level of engagement with the solution as it depicts how its employees interact with the dedicated learning spaces. This includes completion rates, the time spent by the employees on specific pages, type of knowledge searched on a regular interval, and the level of interaction with the certain content.

After taking all the metrics into consideration, learning achievement is a measurement of what benefits are provided by the training courses that are brought to your workforce. It is measured with the help of assessment scores.

Wrap-Up

Increasing productivity and employee retention are the main drivers helping employers provide their workplace with innovative and effective learning methods. No matter what industry you belong to, the employees need to feel engaged and be willing to commit their future to their companies; therefore, it is vital for every organization to make use of the best products and enhance the employee's productivity. Optimizing onboarding techniques helps to attract the top talent and get the best results out of your new hires from their first day of joining to the end of their employment. Until then, keep learning!

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About the Author

Charles Richard possesses over 10 years of experience in the business analysis profession. Currently, he is working at TatvaSoft UK.

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