March 22, 2024
3 mins read

Onboarding: a framework for success

Onboarding is one of the most important aspects of any organisation. It is the process of bringing new hires up to speed with their job — from learning company policies and introducing them to the right people, to making sure they are comfortable in their role and understand what is expected of them.

Why onboarding matters ?

A strong onboarding process can allow you to strengthen your talent pipeline by establishing a foundation of engagement from the very beginning. It also allows for open dialogue between management, team members, and new hires so there is a common understanding of expectations and alignment on performance.

Here are just a few reasons why organisations should invest in delivering incredible onboarding experiences:

  • Increased productivity

It helps new hires become productive members of a team sooner, increasing overall workplace productivity. With an effective onboarding process in place, new employees will be better equipped to contribute to the company’s goals and objectives.

  • Reduced turnover rates

An organisation’s onboarding process is a key factor in determining whether or not their new team member will stay with them for the long haul.

  • Builds a strong company culture

Your team is only as good as the sum of its parts, so it all starts with strong individuals who buy into the organisation’s goals. Onboarding helps establish company culture by fostering relationships among the entire group early on. It’s an opportunity for new employees to learn the history and dynamics of the organisation right from the start.

  • Better Communication

Onboarding provides opportunities to clarify work expectations, develop relationships, and cultivate personal connections between new hires and existing employees.

E-learning — the most effective tool in the onboarding process

The power of e-learning lies in the ability to provide an immersive experience that engages learners. Today, with the ever-changing business landscape and competitive job market, it’s imperative for corporates to provide their employees with continuous training. E-Learning also allows for interactive formats and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

These are some of the reasons e-learning should be integrated into an online training strategy:

  • Increased engagement

E-learning courses are interactive, allowing for different formats and learning strategies, all in the aim of increasing engagement and knowledge retention.

  • It’s scalable

E-learning courses are highly scalable, which means you can train everyone in your organisation with the same course materials, or design multiple bespoke courses for different departments or teams.

  • It’s measurable

E-learning courses allow you to gather useful data from new employees, which allows you to perform ongoing improvements on existing onboarding programs and new e-learning courses. Some of the metrics that can be collected include performance, participation rates and course completion rates.

  • Accessed anywhere

Employees are more mobile than ever before. They choose to work from home, on the road or on the move. E-learning courses are compatible with mobile devices, allowing course materials to be accessed at any time.

  • It’s cost-effective

E-learning courses can be designed to fit any budget and are always cost effective compared to traditional forms of training.

How can Salalem help ?

It’s not always easy to get new employees on board. The process of giving them access to the information they need to be productive can be time-consuming, costly and tedious, especially if you have multiple departments or sites with unique policies and procedures.

Salalem believes e-learning allows for more learning opportunities and improved communication within an organisation. We provide customised innovative training programs designed to enhance knowledge retention, motivation, and engagement.

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