The objective of onboarding is simple: to make new employees as effective as possible, as quickly as possible.
For this to happen, newcomers must receive a certain quantity of information about their new workplace – in a timely fashion.
One could begin with an overview of the company, with, for example:
Then there are the administrative procedures:
Not to mention internally produced standards:
In an ideal world, onboarding will also include:
The process of onboarding new employees is all this and more. Of course, conveying all this information requires time – in some cases, the entire process can take half a day or more.
Moreover, barring the human aspect, onboarding has little or no added value, since the same information is repeated from one time to another.
Yet this activity consumes a sizable portion of the HR budget. In addition, some costs are much more difficult to quantify, since we cannot be sure that this task is performed consistently or with the same enthusiasm.
Also, there is no guarantee that the messages will be transmitted with the desired consistency.
We now have ways we can transmit a large portion of the required information in an effective, consistent and integrated manner.
Applying learning strategies to onboarding offers two major advantages:
Of course, every sizeable company should have an HR onboarding program. This does not mean, however, that each company needs an onboarding solution. But beyond a certain threshold, an electronic solution is more profitable.
Contact us to find out if your turnover rate would justify the use of our onboarding solution and what the ROI would be for your business.
Solutions vary, but they generally comprise:
Mobile phones are the ideal way to transmit information in small chunks, e.g.:
These topics can be broken up in small information capsules that are easily viewed on a cell phone or tablet. This allows newcomers to get acquainted with the company little by little, at the time that suits them best.
The person-to-person segment can be used to carry out certain administrative procedures:
Thanks to the information included in the e-learning solution, newcomers can come to the meeting well informed and prepared.
Key success factors in developing an effective onboarding program are namely:
The more sophisticated and competent your supplier is, the more refined will be the tools and analytical grid, and the more your onboarding solution will faithfully reflect the culture of your company and prove to be an effective integration tool.
This is where KnowledgeOne stands out: building an effective and profitable onboarding solution requires analysing which portions which will be part of the electronic solution and which will be reserved for the human interaction segment.
The finer the analysis and the learning tools that are used, the more refined the solution will be, the more new employees’ experience will be positive and in line with your corporate goals and culture.
Contact us for information about our onboarding solutions.