Starting a new job is one of the most challenging few experiences in life. It is an equal mixture of excitement and uncertainty for employers too. By taking your induction process into a digital, online environment, the time required to get new employees to ‘100% productive’ can be shortened. Plus, online induction training can also help existing employees become more consistent and standardised.
Video is a highly desired medium for online learning. It can transform pages of text into movement, sound and action. It’s also very mobile device friendly. The use of video for induction training is powerful as video can share knowledge in ways which text – even interactive text – cannot. In this article, let’s review why video for induction training is such a powerful medium, before looking at a few tips to make video more accessible in your next induction courses.
When it comes to new employee induction and the first weeks at a new organisation, having a “buddy” can make a huge difference to the speed at which new employees manage to settle into their role, team and organisation. Just knowing there is a buddy there to listen who is genuinely interested in helping, can make new employees feel engaged and supported. So it’s highly recommended that your induction processes include an induction buddy for any new employee. In this article, we consider how to select good buddies and their role through the induction process.
It’s all too easy for a new employee induction process to be inconsistent or haphazard. This is especially true if induction doesn’t start until the new employee arrives on day one. In this article, we gather several new employee induction checklists to help you avoid inconsistency and ensure your new employees hit the ground running.
New employee induction can be time-consuming. Many organisations struggle to provide consistent employee induction programs. Some employees receive a great experience, while other employees receive no or limited induction assistance. The information provided in employee inductions can be inconsistent. Staff involved in employee induction can become resentful as they struggle to manage their own tasks, let alone inducting new staff. So let’s consider five practical ways to improve employee induction efficiency for any organisation.
The faster new employees integrate into a team, the better their induction process goes. In particular, improved teamwork helps the new employee pick up best practices and tips from other employees. It accelerates their employee induction process. So let’s consider four practical tips to specifically build employee induction teamwork.