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A Successful Onboarding Process from a New hire's Perspective

Posted by Brigg Patten

May 23, 2017 1:15:00 PM

Onboarding training is a great opportunity to introduce employees to your learning culture. In fact, if you're moving to virtual and blended learning, we believe it's the best place to start the transition. Regular blog contributor Brigg Patten explores other key elements to include in this type of training event. 

49674576_s.jpgThe onboarding process serves as a new employee's first impression of a company's culture, values, and structure. It sets the stage for the employee's ability to succeed and contribute to the organization's overall goals. Unfortunately, many companies do not invest properly in the onboarding process and this lack of attention can be costly.

A recent study found that 31 percent of new employees leave a company after 6 months. This high, early turnover rate seems to be partly correlated with poorly executed training and onboarding programs. If you're looking to revamp your onboarding process, consider these key elements and send your new staff member up on the road to success.

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Topics: Management

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Success Stories

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

May 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is the tenth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 9: Publish Success Stories.

Publishing success stories about virtual learning in your organization is a great way to reassure tentative new participants that they can be successful learning in the virtual classroom. Use those success stories to supplement your marketing effort.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Management, Engagement, Virtual Learners, Motivation

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

May 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success.

It feels great to answer a question correctly, and to receive positive feedback from facilitators and peers. Participants often don't expect positive reinforcement from virtual courses. Find ways to build in opportunity for tangible rewards and recognition - even for asynchronous programs. Ensure participants know that the time they spend in virtual programs is recognized as a valuable contribution to their professional development.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Management, Engagement, Virtual Learners, Motivation

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