Onboarding training: support your new employees
The first days of a new addition to the company are key to the retention of the new employee. According to Factorial HR, 90% of workers decide to leave the company or not in their first six months. Talent retention saves significant financial costs, which is why having an onboarding process is essential for any company.
Onboarding makes it easier for new hires to adapt to their jobs. Onboarding training must cover all relevant aspects of your job and your position in the company. For this reason, onboarding is usually made up of transversal content.
With onboarding, the new employee will be able to …
- Learn the job, what functions will develop, what tools will use, what soft skills you need …
- Know how the company works: how it is structured, with which department and other people it will work
- Become familiar with the corporate culture of the company, know the values and purpose of the company
- Increase retention of new employees.
Onboarding training available to your employees
Pretending to do an onboarding in a single day and overloading the new employee with content are common training mistakes. A new employee needs some time to adapt to the new situation, and our job is to help him and accompany him so that this onboarding is more enjoyable and faster. Therefore, onboarding training should consist of two phases:
- a pre-onboarding, where to settle everything related to the employee’s documentation and to train in what the new worker should know before entering their position
- And an onboarding to help adapt to the job.
Another important mistake that is made is to propose an equal onboarding for all new employees. While it is true that there will be things in common, we must offer personalized training tailored to the needs of each position and person.
For this, an LMS training platform is necessary, such as Foxize Cloud, where in addition to offering training, you can analyze the activity and profiles of your users, through tests and data.
Another way to personalize training is by creating a community within the platform. The new employee can have access to chat and forum, where they can ask questions and exchange ideas regarding the courses that other co-workers can answer.
And who better to train on the corporate culture and the operation of the company than the current workers themselves. We can count on internal mentors and trainers, people who are part of the team, who are experts in their area and with a desire to train, to accompany new employees during the onboarding process.
As you can see, onboarding is a very important process for both new hires and the company itself. As we have already said at the beginning, the first six months are essential to adapt and get to know the operation of the company. The training will help us make this adaptation process faster and more fluid, and that the new worker will feel more comfortable with their new company.