The importance of employee onboarding should not be underestimated. Onboarding helps new staff to become familiar with the working environment, enables them to establish collaborative relationships with colleagues, and empowers them to make effective contributions to company development and growth. Onboarding is also essential for staff retention, with 64 percent of employees likely to leave their position in the first 12 months after a negative onboarding experience.
Traditional onboarding is often inefficient and poorly organized, with only 12 percent of employees feeling that their employer delivered a high-quality process. In this article, we’ll explore how a Learning Management System (LMS) can improve the onboarding process.
What is a Learning Management System?
A Learning Management System is a digital learning environment that houses all elements of a business’s training and development, including administration, reporting, documentation, courses, and learning materials. It also allows Human Resources staff to create personalized training programs for each individual according to their needs, preferences, and responsibilities.
At Claromentis, our LMS works seamlessly with your intranet to simplify the way your employees are onboarded and trained. Menus and homepages can be automatically altered when a user passes an onboarding course, providing them with a smooth transition to the Claromentis intranet and enabling automatic control of access to business information and process according to their changing user permissions.
How our digital workplace solutions can transform your onboarding
Our Learning Management System is a more efficient, cost-effective, and engaging way to onboard new colleagues over traditional routes.
By using an LMS for your business’s onboarding, you will benefit from:
A standardized process
Many onboarding experiences without an LMS are disjointed, as each department in the business has to create its own training materials. This means they are likely to be inconsistent in approach and potentially confusing. An LMS ensures that the onboarding process is standardized across the company and saves money by reducing the need for multiple training tools and activities. A standardized process is more meaningful for the employee and more cost-effective for the business.
Automated admin tasks
Onboarding often involves a large volume of training documentation which can be time-consuming to organize and distribute at the correct times as the employee negotiates their way through the process. With an LMS you can automate the entire process and monitor each colleague’s progress through the different stages of training. Tools, such as calendars, notifications, and email will ensure the recruit is focused on their onboarding timetable and works diligently to deadlines.
Assessment and analytics
It’s vital that you obtain regular feedback about your employees’ progress during the onboarding process. An LMS allows you to assess how they are performing through directed assessment tasks, knowledge checkers, and quizzes, with each activity being delivered automatically at the right time to alleviate you of time-consuming manual work. You can also obtain feedback from learners to ensure the onboarding experience is as enjoyable and thorough as possible.
Self-paced customized learning
The most beneficial onboarding modules are personalized to the needs of the learner and allow them to complete the training at their own pace. Few people learn in exactly the same way, so there is little point in trying to enforce a particular style or timetable on all your recruits. An LMS allows you to create engaging content that is captivating and relevant to your business’s culture and goals. It also allows trainees to complete the modules remotely to achieve maximum engagement.
Arrange your free demo of our Learning Management System
To arrange your free, no-obligation demonstration of our Learning Management System to see how it could improve your employee onboarding, please contact us today.