We love a great onboarding process. While ongoing training is important too, there’s something special about the first few days on the job. In this series about onboarding software, we’ll hear about why onboarding is important for employee and team success. Just click here to jump to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Company culture matters. In fact, culture wins by attracting the top 20% of candidates. When a company builds a strong culture, their employees become brand ambassadors who help recruit the best talent for years to come.
So, how can companies build a culture that’s worthy of Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Gallup publicity? Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-size businesses alike have frequent conversations with their best employees on this topic. Then, they make sure to make appropriate investments that help reinforce their winning culture.
One key investment to building an extraordinary culture is employee onboarding software. This online tool enables companies and managers to quickly transform knowledge into shareable lessons and resources to engage new team members. Here are some easy ways to use this software to support the company’s culture.
Communicate the mission, vision, and values
Companies that want new employees to embody the company’s mission, vision, and values need to show teammates what they are and what they look like. There’s no better time to share these elements and what they mean than during the onboarding process. Since new employees are eager to learn and find their place within the company, onboarding is the perfect time to communicate the company’s long-term mission and goals and how each team member helps.
Here at Lessonly, every new employee uses our onboarding software to receive an introduction of the company and why we exist. Employees love that this information is shared by our co-founder and CEO, Max Yoder. From sharing the company’s history to explaining the tenets we operate on, it’s a great way for every member of the team to jump in and get excited about joining the team.
Give new employees clear goals
New employees need clear and transparent goals so they can hit the ground running. In today’s fast-paced world, getting employees ramped to productivity and focused on their personal responsibilities is extremely important. If they have no idea how the company or their team measures and views success, they won’t know how to start contributing. These insights will help them better understand how their role impacts the overall company and what they need to learn to be successful with their tasks and responsibilities.
Lessonly automates onboarding so that new team members receive information about the company and their team in a specific order, or path. This ensures that new hires aren’t overloaded with too much information at once. Instead, each team creates a unique onboarding track that ensures employees have time to learn new information, put new skills to practice, and receive feedback from their managers. Once they complete onboarding lessons and show that they understand newly learned information, they receive the next piece of the onboarding puzzle.
Introduce the entire team
Effective employee onboarding also involves welcoming a new teammates into the community of employees, board members, stakeholders, partners, and more. This is a great time to bring multiple departments together to show how everyone works in tandem towards the same goal. Instead of simply showing new hires an organization chart with names and titles, give them a more in-depth look at who they’ll be working with and how the teams can support one another. Since team members make such an impact to the company’s culture, introduce new hires to the team during onboarding so they feel welcomed from day one.
Lessonly combines the power of onboarding software and in-person meeting to engage new teammates with other members of the company. Every employee is encouraged to create an “About Me” lesson that offers an in-depth introduction of who they are, what they do, and other interesting facts. New hires can then access these lessons to find out more about their direct team and the organization as a whole. Then, everyone is encouraged to have personal conversations through 1:1 coffee meetings, lunches, and more.
It’s no secret that companies greatly benefit from attracting and retaining the top talent. And, the onboarding process is the first opportunity to build trust and share information about the company’s culture with that top talent. So, roll out the red carpet and welcome new team members with a program that’s fueled by an online onboarding solution. It will be a great foundation for scalable employee engagement and long-term business success.
Do Better Work with Lessonly’s onboarding software
Lessonly is powerfully simple training software that helps teams learn, practice, and perform like never before. Teams across the world use Lessonly to build effective onboarding and ongoing training that fuels success. Learn more, and demo Lessonly today.