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E-learning
9/2/2024

Optimise and strengthen the onboarding of new employees by using e-learning for an effective and connecting start in your organization.

During the Covid pandemic, many companies were forced to move their activities to an online environment. Ideal for some, a nightmare for others.

However, we can conclude that this has been a very educational period for many companies and organizations. This is evident, for example, from a survey by GoodHire: 68% of U.S. workers prefer remote work over working in the office. 61% would even accept a salary reduction in order to continue working remotely, and 45% would either quit or start looking for a remote position if they were forced to return to the office full-time. 74% believe that organizations that do not offer an opportunity to work remotely will struggle to attract and retain talent.

So many employees clearly see the benefits of hybrid or remote working. But there are also a number of challenges for organizations. The challenge we discuss in this blog is onboarding new employees via online channels and e-learning: how do you do this as effectively and as connecting as possible?

New employees who participate in an organized onboarding program have 58% more likely to still be with the company after three years. A thorough onboarding process can also be the improve productivity by more than 70%, according to research by Glassdoor. So an important step if you, as a company or organization, decide to hire new employees!

Onboarding new employees is already challenging enough in a physical office environment, but now there is also the logistical challenge of onboarding employees who work remotely or in a hybrid way effectively and efficiently. However, there is also a clear opportunity for companies to attract and retain online talent by using e-learning.

The importance of choosing the right LMS for onboarding

Onboarding is a crucial step in integrating new employees. By using the right Learning Management System (LMS) for onboarding, new employees receive good introductory training that includes everything they need to function optimally in their new role. It is also a good way to introduce new employees to the organizational culture and other employees/colleagues. Have you ever considered using Pluvo for the onboarding new employees? With Pluvo, ensure strong onboarding so that you continue to engage and retain employees. This way, a new colleague feels at home more quickly and you increase happiness at work and productivity.

Scaling and automating onboarding processes is another important advantage. As a result, fewer trainers are needed to train new employees, while still providing introductory training courses that actually make a difference for every new employee, regardless of the number of new employees starting and the different locations where they work.

Up-to-date and up to date

An e-learning can be updated at any time. This means that all important changes in a company can be implemented directly in the introductory training, so that everyone is up to date from day 1.

In addition, an e-learning environment such as Pluvo offers the possibility to many different types of content to upload such as videos, presentations, quizzes, GIFs, podcasts, and more. When these different formats are combined in the onboarding e-learning, it remains very varied and fun to follow! Of course, this also improves the retention of everything the new employee learns.

In the LMS, by the way, they can also go back to the teaching material or the library at any time, for example to find or clarify something if this is necessary at a later time.

Interactive and challenging

Did you know that in addition to setting up an introductory training with the formats discussed above, you can also add an additional onboarding experience?

For example, how about a virtual tour of the office? Show the new employees where they'll be working, who to ask for help if they get stuck, and where the toilets are. Adding practical and visually appealing information such as staff outings and living and working options also ensures that the employee quickly feels at home. This information can be presented in a video, but also, for example, by VR and AR.

Connection with mentors and colleagues

An e-learning platform such as Pluvo is also ideal for connecting colleagues. Consider, for example, connecting an experienced, perhaps somewhat older colleague with a great deal of knowledge of the field and the organization, to a new colleague who has much more technical knowledge. Win-win!

You can link colleagues together, for example, by creating a discussion forum, setting up an opportunity for them to communicate 1-on-1 with each other, and creating and maintaining social media pages.

A forum or blog is also interesting for creating a connection. For example, new employees can log into the online platform to learn from their colleagues and ask questions. This gives everyone the opportunity to meet their colleagues, even if they are on another continent.

Provide your employees with a list of topics to discuss and encourage them to reach out to new employees. It is also wise to appoint a moderator who keeps the group on track and ensures that everyone “complies with the rules”.

Insight into results and progress

An LMS that is suitable for onboarding makes it possible to automatically assess the new employees at the end of their introductory training. In combination with Artificial Intelligence, the LMS is also able to create workflows in which the new employee receives exactly the follow-up they need at that moment. The LMS also provides real-time data to monitor the progress of employees, teams, regions, etc.

It is clear that online onboarding via e-learning offers many benefits for organizations and companies that want to effectively integrate and retain new employees. Are you curious about what onboarding via e-learning can mean for your company or organization? Contact us in the chat!

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