Effective onboarding (the process of introducing a new employee into a company or organisation), has a long lasting and positive impact on the new employees journey with an organisation.
Disappointingly, current data reveals, 88% of organisations don’t integrate their new staff well and 58% say the introductory process just involves paperwork. The solution to ensure staff tenure and longevity, is having the best employee onboarding software.
Online training platforms help employers and training administrators craft engaging, effective and consistent onboarding. With dynamic training software, a new hire will be up to speed on company policies and procedures and can work autonomously in their newly acquired position.
The research below exposes the best training software solution on the market, the benefits of using it and the fiscal benefits for the company.
Employee onboarding software aids the process of getting new recruits trained and productive. It takes away the leg work of employees manually enforcing, tracking and controlling a long-winded paper or IT system. This is because automation features on Onboarding Software save administrators time and increase all staff productivity.
In the past, employers or HR staff would have to manually download software and have an IT team maintain the system. Now SaaS platforms like myAko provide user-friendly and easy to set up onboarding software through cloud hosting. Therefore easy to scale and access anywhere in the world.
Systems like myAko provide information rich training through online or in person formats. Each recruit's training experience is customisable with learning pathways to ensure every learning style is catered for.
Rich real-time data is available to access at any time for training administrators, allowing them to see the effectiveness of the onboarding program and what areas need improvement or follow up.
Scheduling training, mentorship, and upper management meetings are a few ways the platform is used to ensure effective onboarding. In addition, both HR and employees can utilise organisation features within the system to ensure they are on top of all tasks and deadlines.
The benefits of HR onboarding software are huge, with great processes increasing employee retention by 87%. Over 83% of businesses use software to facilitate the process, but what are the benefits of using an online training platform? The advantages for upper management and staff are assessed below:
To have a great onboarding process, upper management need to understand new hires' progress. myAko real-time reporting features grant employers exactly that. Easily see individual employee’s course completions, onboarding tasks, feedback and test results, all within the easy to use platform.
Most beneficially, for compulsory and compliance onboarding training, HR staff have an in-depth audit trail should it be needed. All are centrally stored within the platform.
Although most industry norms are to onboard employees for three to six months, that idea is fast changing to a one year period. This is due to organisations realizing the benefits of investing in their new recruits for longer will in turn benefit the organisation greatly. To deliver a successful and thorough year long training process, a stringent schedule is needed.
Within myAko HR staff can easily organise the entire onboarding process. For example, organise what training is delivered and when (online, virtual or face to face training), future date meetings with mentors and upper management and send out surveys to gain valuable feedback.
Soliciting new hire feedback increases the employer employee relationship by up to 91%. This is because employees feel heard and employers are able to address issues that they were not aware of before. Thus, making it a win-win situation for employees and the growth of the organization.
Feedback is most commonly acquired by an online survey or physical paper print-out. Manually completing feedback forms can be a daunting task for employees. Employees are more likely to withhold criticism when they are submitting a physical feedback document.
Consequently, online feedback forms are more effective. Within the training software platform, training providers can automate the feedback process, send out customisable feedback forms and view the data for all staff.
These feedback features ensure employee ideas are implemented and the company can address areas where there is room for growth. The platform provides valuable insight into employee engagement and the effectiveness of your onboarding process.
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Throughout the onboarding process line managers, supported by HR & Training administrators, need to make sure all new employees' experience a positive start to their new career, that is identical and aligned with your organisation values. This is especially important when it comes to conveying the organisations goals, culture, working practises, brand values and mission. Especially when aligning these to the new employees role and team objectives.
Having tailored onboarding digital learning delivers a clear message across all of the organization in turn, leaving no room for misinterpretation and wrong messages being conveyed.
Automated onboarding with myAko’s extensive features help facilitate easier delivery of customisable training, to groups, sites, roles or individuals.
Training administrators can send out automated surveys to gain feedback. Then, once a training course is complete, the platform automatically updates their compliance and team reports including issuing a digital learning certificate. This process continues to happen until the learner has completed all of their courses, modules and knowledge assessments.
To onboard new hires seamlessly, an organisation should have training accessible from anywhere. New recruits can train at a place of their own comfort and convenience with myAko’s engaging and easy to use mobile app.
Onboarding systems need to cater towards all industries. With myAko you can access 2000+ interactive courses which cover all sectors.
If you are a training administrator looking for your own training to be developed? You can either customise existing content or commission tailored training that doesn't break the bank.
Have an onboarding checklist? Store it centrally in the system with myAko’s library feature.
Normally a stumbling block when exploring onboarding systems is migration. The preconception is that it will be a lengthy and clunky process. Although this used to be the case it’s not anymore. With myAko it’s completely the opposite, easy! When onboarding new employees all myAko needs from staff are:
Within minutes the new recruit will be all set up and ready to start their onboarding process. myAko provides all users with their own account manager who can help them to easily handle this process. myAko isn’t just for onboarding, it also trains, manages and tracks learning for existing employees. With bulk data upload features HR can get the entire organisation onboard in a matter of hours.
myAko is unlike software based onboarding solutions where you have hefty upfront fees, updating costs and maintenance. The SaaS cloud-based system has a range of payment options, to meet any organisations need.
myAko is one of the industry leaders and ensures that you get the best access to your required features, for a cost effective price. Even though myAko offers an enterprise level solution it is accessible for all, even small businesses. Find out how cost effective it can be here.
To effectively engage, deliver and track the staff onboarding process use myAko. The team is ready to take you through a hands-on tour. Get in touch with us here today.