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5 Strategies to Improve New Employee Training Experience Through eLearning

Ensuring a warm welcome to the new hires is essential to make them feel comfortable in the new workplace. But that’s not all. Successful employee onboarding entails imparting training to your employees to get them acquainted with the work, processes, policies, and various other aspects required to settle in the new environment. Handing over hefty employee handbooks and work manuals can overwhelm them. eLearning is a good option when it comes to new employee training. This blog talks about 5 key strategies to make eLearning engaging and interactive.

5 Key Strategies to Design Engaging eLearning Courses

1. Introduction Videos

To begin the course with the message from the CEO adds value to the new employee training through eLearning. This message can be added to the Introduction slide of the eLearning course. By doing this, we create an impression among the new employees as if the CEO is directly interacting with them. We can add 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 receptive to the course.

2. Explore and Learn

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 the relevant tabs in the eLearning course and learn about the departments and personnel. Also, if the new hire is interested in learning about the products of the company, we can use the same strategy.

eLearning — Explore and Learn

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3. Scenarios

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.

  1. Role play is an ideal approach. Two characters can be made to enact the roles of the senior manager and the new hire, where the senior manager explains the key policies and procedures to the new hire.Scenarios in eLearning
  2. 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.

Here’s a video that highlights the benefits of scenario-based learning and how it can help master important skills.

4. Infographics

In new employee training, basic information about career progression 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.

5. Tables

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.

To Sum Up

The above-discussed strategies are a few ways to make eLearning interactive and engaging for the new hires. Many other instructional approaches can be used to make your eLearning effective. Here’s an eBook that details the various instructional design strategies that can help you design learner-centric courses that drive learner engagement, improve learning, and boost performance. Download your copy now!

Instructional Design Strategies to Design Engaging eLearning Courses