Nobody likes to start their first day at work with assessments. The nervousness, tension, hesitation and anxiety associated with a new job are bad enough – to top it all, an induction course with a long assessment that must be attempted can prove to be a bit too much for new hires. But add a game or a game element to the induction training’s ‘assessment’ section, and you could have your new hires smiling even at the end of the course.
Various studies have shown that induction training directly affects employee attrition rate. It is a well-known fact that more than 25% of new employees decide to stay with or quit an organization in the first week of their stint. Employee training is very important for the organization, and delivering an effective induction training program to new employees who join the company should be its first priority.
Every company has its own business processes and procedures which enable the company meet its unique quality standards. Process training is a must to new employees who join the organization, irrespective of their level, experience and role in the company. Whoever joins the organization must understand the company’s processes and procedures to do their job well.
When the world is going global, organizations expand to keep pace with growing competition. In this process, they hire new employees, and upgrading their skills is an essential component for organization success.
A major challenge for organizations is integrating employees into their work culture. An organization’s work does not end with just hiring employees and leaving them to work. There is much more to be done. All employees join an organization with several expectations about their career in the new company. They will be anxious to know the organization’s policies, procedures, work culture and, most importantly, they will be eager to get first-hand information from experienced employees.
It is well known that an effective induction program plays a key role in creating a good impression of an organization in new employees. It helps the personnel to “integrate” with the company in a hassle-free manner and enables the firm to bring out the best out of the new staff members in quick time.
We received a project from a reputed organization to train their employees on how to use their new HR tool – WorkDay. This tool was introduced to automate all HR-related processes and streamline them. Most of the processes had multiple steps, and often needed to be executed by employees of different designations (such as Co-Workers, Managers, HR Managers, HR Partners, etc.) and with varying levels of access rights and permissions.
New employee orientation is the process of providing a new hire with a snapshot of the organization. It is about conveying the culture, values,and principles of the organization in a manner that helps new employees understand and then apply them.
Most organizations provide training in the form of e-learning for new hires. In order to make e-learning more engaging we need to follow 5 strategies, which are as given below:
It is common knowledge that well-designed induction training programs go a long way in enabling new employees to perform efficiently. They provide all the needed information about the company and its policies. Good induction training programs help new personnel “get into the groove” quickly and effectively, by making the staff members feel at home.
Organizations spend considerable time and money in recruiting new talent. There are many phases in the recruitment process, starting from initial screening to final selection. Once new employees join a company, they need to be provided with induction training.