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eBook: The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees

November 11, 2020 | By Asha Pandey

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My eBook, The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees, provides insights that will help you handle the transition of moving face-to-face induction and onboarding programs to a virtual mode effectively.

Did you know that in the initial 45 days of joining a new organization, 1 in 5 employees decide if they should continue or drop out?

Recruitment is a high-priced and time-consuming exercise. After the right candidates have been selected for the job, specific measures must be in place to induct and onboard them as quickly and efficiently as possible.

This clearly upholds the necessity for a well-structured and equally well-executed corporate induction and onboarding training program to make sure that new employees are not disenchanted. Notably, it should help enhance the positive image of the organization.

The conventional face-to-face method to provide induction and onboarding programs is typically the method most organizations opt for. This is highly impactful, and the human touch goes a long way in aiding new employees to learn the organization culture, its value proposition, and how they can contribute very effectively.

However, given that COVID-19 has led to changed workplace dynamics (with the remote workforce), organizations must consider moving their face-to-face induction and onboarding programs to a virtual mode.

In this eBook, The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees,

  1. I begin by outlining the aspects, challenges, and options available while moving your ILT induction and onboarding program to a virtual mode.
  2. I list tips and best practices that can be used for virtual induction and onboarding trainings.
  3. Next, I show you how blended learning helps promote the organizational culture.
  4. I explain the concept of time-to-productivity and strategies and tips that can shorten time-to-productivity through employee onboarding training.
  5. I outline how you can leverage mobile learning and implement strategies that can be used to create effective virtual induction and onboarding training programs.
  6. I wrap up with a case study on transitioning a face-to-face induction and onboarding program to a fully virtual (blended 2.0) mode.

More About the eBook: The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees

I have designed the eBook, The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees, into 6 sections as shown here:

Section 1 – How to Choose the Right Approach for Delivering Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training

This section begins with the aspects you must consider as you move to a virtual induction and onboarding program. It lists the challenges associated with inducting and onboarding remote employees – without human touch points. It also outlines two approaches to consider when moving the ILT induction and onboarding program to a virtual mode. It concludes by explaining why organizations are pivoting to blended induction and onboarding programs.

Section 2 – What Tips and Best Practices Can Be Used for Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training

Even though we are facing a global pandemic, there is still a need to implement a strong induction and onboarding program for new employees. They may take the induction and onboarding sessions from their home or in a half empty workspace, but the program must deliver the requisite value. This section lists out tips and best practices you can use to onboard new employees remotely in the midst of COVID-19.

Section 3 – How to Promote Organizational Culture in Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training

In the conventional mode, organizations functioned with centralized corporate training centers where they carried out Instructor-Led Induction Training (ILT) to their new employees. This section outlines that in the changed workplace dynamics, blended learning is possibly the most effective approach to such training and how it can help reinforce the cultural norms expected from the new entrants.

Section 4 – How to Shorten New Hire Time-to-productivity with Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training

This section outlines how knowledge transfer and skills enhancement remain a key focus area of employee onboarding training. The time-to-productivity is one metric underpinning the success of such programs. The section includes several strategies and tips that can shorten time-to-productivity through virtual induction and onboarding training.

Section 5 – How Can Mobile Learning Be Used to Create Effective Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training Programs

This section talks about how it is imperative to include mLearning or mobile learning in your virtual induction and onboarding training strategy – with a majority of the new hires now working from home. It lists why mobile learning for induction and onboarding training is beneficial for both learners as well as the organization. It also includes learning strategies that can be used to create effective virtual induction and onboarding training programs.

Section 6 – Case Study – On Transition of a Face-to-Face Induction and Onboarding program to a Virtual (Blended 2.0) Mode

Do download my eBook, The Advanced Guide to Virtual Induction and Onboarding Training for Your Remote Employees, and enjoy reading!

If you want support on how to transition from a face-to-face induction and onboarding program to a virtual mode effectively, do contact me.


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