Knowing the Difference Between Onboarding and Ongoing Training

The two terms, onboarding and training, may seem interchangeable. They’re interchangeable like marketing and advertising are interchangeable — they’re not.

Training takes up a big majority of the onboarding process. But it’s other things like formal introductions, job shadowing, tours, etc, that makes an employee feel well-acquainted within a company. To quote Maren Hogan’s piece in Forbes, “Training is fuel for the onboarding engine and without one, the other will surely suffer.” This is to say that, even with exceptional training, the other stuff should be exceptional too.

Making an Exceptional Onboarding Experience

Great onboarding requires passionate players and efficient technology. Lessonly is an elearning software that helps new employees get up-to-speed and keep them there. We give admins the tools (including baked-in training authoring software) to create informative and entertaining content. Within our interface, administrators can distribute valuable learning throughout a company by assigning lessons and tracking them.

To paint a picture, this means that, if the company is onboarding three new people in different departments, you can easily send the group general need-to-know lessons. Each individual can learn about their position or department without spending four hours in an on-site training session. Use that time to immerse new employees in company culture.

Lessonly simplifies the administrative role so that admins can focus less on managing the software, and focus more on effective employee onboarding. Ultimately, Lessonly is learner-focused. With Lessonly, learners can take lessons before a deadline in whatever environment they learn best. Admins can track training to further elaborate and innovate on company-wide learning.

Lessonly as More Than a Software

Lessonly software expedites the onboarding and training process without stripping the personalization from it. This goes for ongoing training as well. The training that happens during onboarding is important to getting employees performing in a company, but ongoing training keeps them informed. Change is constant, and ongoing training keeps all employees prepared. That’s to say, if something changes in the company or industry, roll out updated lessons to everyone — not just the new guys.

Another great example of ongoing training is annual certifications for your team. New information is constantly changing laws and regulations, and great ongoing training helps keep your employees informed so that they can perform better and faster than your competitors.

At Lessonly, we stick by our client’s side when implementing training. We also have a ton of resources to help make the onboarding process run quicker and better. You don’t have to take it from us. Take it from our clients.

Interested in trying Lessonly? We have a tour for anyone who needs great elearning software for their onboarding process.

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