Your company’s onboarding and training experience sets the tone for the remainder of new hires’ work experience with you- think of it as that all-important first impression. New employees are introduced to dress code, company culture, and all their duties… so if any of it comes off as uninteresting, they’re likely to start work with a less engaged attitude than they would if they found it enjoyable.

 The Secret to Making Employee Onboarding Great

The good news? It’s up to you to make this first impression great!

The bad news? Most companies don’t.

Think back to your own onboarding. Did you find it engaging? Onboarding and training processes are frequently decentralized at best and boring at worst- no one wants to sit in a classroom and hear everything they need to do listed off on an outdated PowerPoint. Furthermore, according to Urbanbound, as much as 20% of staff turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment- this shows just how vital it is to ensure that employees have a good initial experience with you!

Worried? Don’t be. Online onboarding and eLearning make it possible for you to focus on what matters most: the experience of your new employees. Help them learn absolutely everything they need to know about their new position through eTraining and eLearning in your Learning Management System (LMS) and harness the power of online learning to make their onboarding as interesting as possible!

Another advantage of implementing online onboarding and eLearning is its ease of use, both for managers and employees. It’s easy to create customized modules in your LMS for different departments as well as maintaining some information standard across the company. Plus, you can also update your courses with a click when your company and the positions required evolve.

Using online training and eLearning modules also reduces the frustration associated with needing to coordinate times between different departments for onboarding, and ensures that no mistakes are made during presentations; it’s much easier to review and perfect videos before posting them in your LMS than it is to ensure that a live presentation goes off without a hitch. You’ll also show new employees how innovative your company is from the beginning of their experience from you!

Want to continue the momentum through their entire work experience? Maintain the excitement of their first day by adding new content and employee certification modules to your LMS frequently and ensuring employees can pursue their journey through your company easily with self-paced learning. They’ll be able to access all the information they need to succeed anywhere through their LMS tool, anytime rather than having to attend lectures or flip through a giant (and terrifying!) handbook full of rules that they’ll never remember. Want to test their knowledge? Do so effortlessly by implementing quizzes that can be reviewed at any time, and allow users to ask questions and collaborate within your LMS so that they can receive instantaneous answers.

Creating the perfect online onboarding experience for your hires might not be easy at first, but it will definitely create a more satisfying experience for both you and your new employees. You won’t just make a great first impression- you’ll ensure that your employees stay educated and interested across their whole time with you, and what could be more rewarding than that?