New Employee Onboarding Software
Let’s face it. It’s tough making sure your large group of new hires all get the onboarding experience we want them to have. Gone are the days when we should be relying on in-person, classroom training full of endless PowerPoint presentations, tests, and activities. By relying solely on manual processes, onboarding new employees can be more difficult than it needs to be. It’s time for a better and more modern onboarding experience.
Enter new employee onboarding software. This form of employee training software makes it easy to build, deliver, and track your new employee onboarding efforts. Not only is it easy for employers to use, but it also creates a seamless learning experience for your new hires. By incorporating an online training system into your onboarding strategy, it’ll be easy to create best in class onboarding programs. Let’s learn more.
The Benefits of Employee Onboarding Software
Save Time By Consolidating to One Platform
Most small to mid-size businesses use a combination of HR Cloud software combined with Survey Monkey and emails to build, deliver, and training. You and your learners deserve something better. With Lessonly’s onboarding solution, you can easily build your program, share lessons and training tracks, and even measure the results, all within one user-friendly platform. Oh, and if you use an HRIS, our API can easily plug into that as well!
Create Automatic Workflows
Online training systems can also streamline the onboarding process by automating tasks over a certain period of time. This means that managers and trainers don’t have to manually push out training content or schedule training session after training session. This creates an effective communication process between leaders and new hires while assuring managers that everyone is hitting necessary benchmarks and predetermined milestones throughout onboarding.
Know Who Learns What, When, and How Well
The crown jewel of our training program is it’s easy to automate onboarding and tracking. By default, you gain insight into who knows what they need to and who isn’t quite getting it. We believe accountability is just the beginning of measuring learning. Our most successful customers use Lessonly to highlight problem areas and even reward over-achievers.
Drive Performance and Productivity
Companies that deliver a great onboarding experience are also more likely to see an increase in employee retention, performance, and even productivity. In fact, companies that automate onboarding tasks with new employee onboarding software have a 16% higher retention rate of new hires. If that doesn’t show the benefits of onboarding software, then consider the fact that 77% of new hires who hit their performance goals had a formal employee onboarding experience.
Employee Onboarding & Development
Just as a first impression is critical for interpersonal relationship assumptions, employee orientation and any ongoing integration efforts, are some of the most essential elements of long-term happiness in a career. While most companies have a new employee onboarding process, most employees would say the experience they had could have been better. When onboarding new employees, keep in mind that your new hires are most likely comparing the way you are onboarding employees to the way they have been onboarded in the past. That’s why employee onboarding software is a great way to not only develop employees efficiently but also to stand apart in a positive way from an employee’s previous onboarding experiences. Then, once a new hire has been onboarded, it’s critical to keep the employee development going with ongoing training and education opportunities to keep the employee engaged. Lessonly’s software can also help you track the results of ongoing training efforts.
The onboarding process for new hires is crucial to get right and in spite of common practice, includes much more than the first day of work. In fact, best in class onboarding programs last more than just a few weeks. We’ve seen some great onboarding programs create 30,60, and even 90 day checkpoints for new hires after the initial onboarding process ends. Similarly to the group dynamic process flow, a good onboarding program will be aware of and include the phases of forming, storming, norming, and performing.
Here is an onboarding process flow chart to better illustrate these phases:
The forming stage is typically referred to as orientation and will normally include only the first day of work. This is the part of the onboarding process where an employee is typically spoonfed general company knowledge, filling out new employee forms, and very little job-specific training is happening.
The storming phase of the employee onboarding process will usually include the first week of work. This is when the new hire gets to learn the details of their specific role, get to know the other members of the team better, learn the lay of the land in the office, and start to understand where they can provide value.
The norming phase in a new hire process will last from the second week until around the sixth week of employment. This is where an employee starts to become comfortable with their new surroundings and begins to move beyond the barriers of learning the basics of the company. This phase should not be ignored by onboarding programs as it is critical to transition from this phase to the next.
The performing stage of the onboarding process is typically marked by the seventh week of employment until the individual exits the company. This is the goal of the new hire process as it is when the employee begins to provide true added value to the team and earn their paycheck.