This post was originally published on lessonly.com.
Often companies don’t give new employees the welcome they need to feel like a part of the team. The first few weeks of an employee’s time at a new job are critically important to their success and longevity at your company. If you already have an employee onboarding software, you are way ahead of the pack, but there’s always room for improvement. Here are three ways that you can improve your employee onboarding software experience.
1. Onboard your new employees with a better online training software
The first, and most obvious, way to better your employee onboarding, is to use a software tool to do it. If you’re investing in an onboarding platform for the first time, or upgrading from an older software platform, you are making a commitment to a consistent experience from then on when you bring in new hires. And there’s nothing stopping you from assigning the onboarding lessons to your existing employees to create a larger feeling of team camaraderie. Even creating a short, fun lesson quizzing new and existing employees on the simple stuff like the company WiFi password or where the kitchen is so you don’t have to throw away coffee mugs.
With an employee onboarding software like Lessonly by Seismic, bringing on new talent is easy and enjoyable. Lessons are easy to create and full of customizable features that can make the process something people actually enjoy instead of dread. We heavily encourage the use of animated GIFs to bring a fun twist to a historically boring and mundane task. Not to say that every employee training has to be lighthearted and fun, but it can be a lot better with just a bit of time spent on it.
2. Combine your onboarding with your sales training software
Some of the best onboarding software available right now allows administrators to track how far new employees have gotten within their assignments. The best of the best give administrators and the new hires feedback on how they did with their onboarding. The very best software systems do all of this, and function as software other than onboarding. Assigning key sales knowledge, providing due dates, and tracking progress is all functionality found in many platforms built for sales training. Keeping a consistent software experience from onboarding to something that your employees will use daily can have a huge impact on productivity and interactivity.
We’re proud to say that Lessonly by Seismic is one of those platforms that is flexible enough to serve as your onboarding software and your sales training platform. Our focus on creating software centered around the learner has created an incredibly user-friendly system that gives needed functionality to the administrators as well. Assigning due dates for lessons, tracking progress, and grouping your company into coherent groups are all easily done within Lessonly’s framework.
3. Consider upgrading to a new onboarding software
If you’ve read this far and had the thought, “I don’t know if what we’re doing right now or planning to do can accomplish this,” it might be time to upgrade to a new system completely. Investing in a new software and making the switch can seem like a daunting process, but the gains in the end will be worth it. Think of being able to hire the person you know would be a great fit, but they don’t know 100% of the process yet. The right onboarding and training software allows you to do that.
With Lessonly by Seismic, consolidating existing training documents and creating lessons is as easy as writing an email. Learners get to enjoy their onboarding and training process again, and administrators are kept up to speed every step of the way.