Digital Onboarding - your next talent engagement strategy!
Research says that 80% of all new hires decide within the first 3 months whether they are going to stay with their current employers or begin looking for ‘new opportunities’.
Companies like yours spend weeks to bring the best talent onboard. You’re excited to welcome them, and they’re excited to embark on a new professional journey with you. The key is developing an onboarding program that engages employees, encourages them to seek out more information, and helps them develop the skills they’ll need to succeed.
Charged with the task of making new employees feel welcome across locations, familiarizing them with the company culture and orienting them in their new positions there's a lot to cover and the training process is often overwhelming, sometime stretching to weeks on end across office branches.
But how can organizations juggle this need for a more high-touch onboarding program without making the employee feel disengaged and bored?.
Here are 4 building blocks to make onboarding interestingly digital and usefully engaging.
- Operational Reach
Practically it’s a nightmare to onboard less than a few employees in a branch or regional location in the absence of a HR rep. Plain and simple, digital onboarding is less work. With the right mobile platform, organizations can avoid the mountain of paperwork and pre-onboarding communication in such situations that kill a new employee’s spirit on their first day.
- Engaging Driven
Making your company values, vision and mission statement more interactive, media-rich through examples, live video, and testimonials is just one example of how companies can take advantage of today’s technology to create a more engaging digital onboarding strategy
- Communication Rich
From sending out simple automated emails, SMS and mobile app notifications to orienting your prospective employees towards their managers and some of your top performers for personalized discussions about your company workflow, work-related responsibilities and team dynamics can go a long way in building longer term employee engagement.
- Digital Training
On the days to follow, digital onboarding allows both new hires and their managers to track training progress, trainers to develop byte-sized learning modules within groups, communicate openly about expectations and, in doing so, reduce the all-important time-to-productivity metric.
The more you do to make your process more new hire-friendly and interactive, the more engaging it will become. And the more engaging your process is, the more likely you are to nurture employees who are highly satisfied, motivated, and committed to your organization.
With Learngage you can now create a perfect first impression every time with a seamlessly integrated, endlessly customizable learning onboarding app. Our Android app pushes time-released, relevant information to your employee’s smartphone (or tablet & computer) allowing you to inform, train and engage with them in meaningful ways.
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and explore how we can get your new hires connected to the organization and information they need to succeed weeks before and after they start.