This isn’t your Grandpa’s onboarding: As organizations realize the vast impact of proper new employee orientation, a surge toward innovation means solid development for prepping new hires for their responsibilities. One of the best (and most convenient) ways to bring your onboarding process into the 21st century is through mLearning. Not only does it mean utilizing tools your new hires already have, but it means 24/7 access to materials, how-to’s and eventually, a better-oriented employee.
Customizable Apps for Seamless Transitions
You want to make an impression on your new hires from day one: It’s the best way to create enthusiasm and make employees feel like part of the team. But traditional onboarding efforts can feel cold and corporate. Using mobile learning is decidedly more casual, allowing for branded apps and customized user experience. New employees can access information on their time and according to their interest levels, without having to stick to someone else’s schedule.
Social Integration for Greater Collaboration
It’s official: Younger employees prefer to learn in a social environment. When you force them through an onboarding process that requires tons of independent reading or long workshops, you could miss out on the benefits of social learning, like discussion and collaboration. Allowing learners to access chats, branded social networks and forums all from their phones mean they start their experience completely connected to the organization.
Live Streaming for On Demand mLearning
You know that onboarding doesn’t end after the first day or even the first week. Instead, it’s a constant process until new hires are fully integrated. Uploading hints, tips, quizzes and other reminders to your learners’ phones means they have live and constant access to learning materials – the perfect way to stay in the know while using minimal company resources. Armed with the right onboarding materials and access to tutorials, games, achievements and other helps, new hires can feel like a part of the team in no time.