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:
1. Introduction Videos:
To begin the course with the message from the CEO adds value to the new employee training through e-learning. This message can be added to the Introduction slide of the e-learning course. By doing this, we create an impression among the new employees as if the CEO is directly interacting with them. We can add on more videos with messages from other department senior managers, who can provide more details about the organization and its functions. By adding such videos, we can add a personal touch to the training and make the new employees receptiveto the course.
2. Explore and Learn:
In order to explain the key aspects of the organization, we can use the Explore and Learn Strategy. For example, if a new hire wants to know the organizational structure, he can click and know about the departments and personnel. Also if the new hire is interested to learn about the products of the company, we can use the same strategy.
In new employee training, the organization’s key policies and procedures have to be explained. To make this subject interesting, we can use scenario-based learning.
- Two characters can be made to enactthe roles of the senior manager and the new hire, where the senior manager explains the key policies and procedures to the new hire.
- We can also create an environment of a classroom where a trainer can be made to explain the policies to the new hires. The trainer can also be made to answer questions about the new hires’ roles and responsibilities.
In new employee training, basic information about career progressions maps and the trainings needed to be taken at each level has to be shared. We can create infographics for this purpose. It is better to display the content on a single page, so that the learner can understand by just viewing it at one shot.
Information related to all the perks and benefits that the new hires stand to gain would be of great interest to any new employee. This information can be captured in a tabular format for easy retention.
I hope these strategies will give you new insight to design a New Employee Orientation course. Please do share if you have used an alternative solution.