Onboarding Remote Employees With Blended Learning
Succeed at remote employee keyboard with mixed learning
You invest a lot of resources in your keyboard program. You want it to be effective for your remote employees as well as for the people who are there. A successful keyboard program reduces the time from rent to real value, reduces turnover, and increases employee satisfaction. Use blended online learning strengths to make your remote employees a powerful and valuable experience.
1. Create a sense of belonging
One of the goals of any keyboard program should be to help a new employee feel like part of the team, so be sure to include social elements in your remote employee keyboard. Start the program with a live introduction for your new partners so that if more than one person enters the ship at a time, they can at least join another member of the organization or each other. During this introductory session, provide an overview of the entire program, then new partners can get a bigger picture of the prospects for the first day of work and be sure to include elements of networking. Consider a system of friends who pair new partners with a specific partner who agrees to help them through the new rent shift. Structure some online events to help them get to know their colleagues. Build confidence with engagement exercises.
2. Highlight company culture
Does your remote employee keyboard program include a range of canned training courses available on a new rental basis? Or does it highlight your specific company culture? What is the significance of working for this company and how can you express it? If donut Friday was an important part of office life, how would you catch that colleague in a virtual session? The advantage of a blended approach is that it can include multiple elements. If you rely heavily on offline training, include additional elements including company culture. Don’t be afraid to use informal videos. Capture a very important cultural moment from others in the organization to capture what they would like to work on here, tell a story about a camera that the company values, or share.
3. Share learning over time
Carefully consider how long the keyboard should last. Traditionally there were restrictions on classroom time. How many days can new employees and mentors be away from work? How many days can we stay outside the city? With virtual onboarding, such limitations are not an issue, and you can consider the keyboard in more detail as a recruitment process for an employee to work independently and add value to the organization. With that definition, the required learning components can be distributed over time. The keyboard may not be complete for weeks or months. Meanwhile, new linkers can learn from layers and integrate step by step step by step and not be overwhelmed by new information.
4. Customize the remote employee keyboard program
As discussed in our blog post 5 Onboarding Training Challenges and 5 Opportunities in the Faces of the Remote Workforce, the virtual keyboard can provide a level of conformity for elements that should be the same for all employees. However, there are keyboard features that do not apply to almost every candidate. Some learners may be involved with more experience or specific skills, while some learners may be involved with groups or departments that require some custom preparation. With virtual onboarding, you can have both of the best in the world – high stable and tracked features that all new partners take and only modules relevant to a subset. Create customized learning maps by department, role or individual so new employees can get the training they need when they need it.
5. Turn the remote employee keyboard into a program
To better manage the strategies described above, you will need to create not only a single learning component but an entire keyboard program, so that learning can be distributed over time and customized by each learner. The keyboard should include synchronization features (learning with a live specialist / instructor at a specific time) and asynchronous elements (learning from self-paced formats such as web-based training course courses or self-study assignments). It should also include a variety of media such as videos, webinars, infographics, checklists, self-paced course series and activities. Not everyone learns the same way and it can be a challenge to know in advance how they will learn better with new employees. Having a variety of media helps keep you focused and cater to a wide range of audiences. Repeat your key messages in a variety of ways to enhance knowledge sharing.
Regardless of the medium chosen, keep in mind that mixed learning works best in small doses. Keep your lessons short (less than 15 minutes) and limit them to what you need to know. With the recent increase in the use of virtual learning, many people are developing media fatigue. Beyond that, there is a limit to the amount of time we can take for new information.
6. Measure and continuously improve your returns
Before launching your Virtual Keyboard for Remote Employee Keyboard, make sure your team has considered what success is and how you measure it. Is this the time from recruitment to independent tivity productivity? Skill level of some of the key skills? Retention? New rental satisfaction? New hire satisfaction manager? Evaluate at the end of each remote keyboard session and at time intervals that make sense to your organization – once every 30 days for the first 6 months? At 2 and 6 weeks? Ask for feedback from your audience and then make changes and updates to the program as needed. Build regular content reviews and tests to keep your program up to date.
By taking advantage of the best features of virtual learning (flexibility, versatility, the ability to opt out of manageable sizes) you can quickly get your latest employees and function as subscriber and satisfied members of the organization. Remember to include new employee managers in the communication about the updated keyboard program, then they will know what to expect depending on the time taken for training, the expected skill level and the manager’s role in the process. Their support will be key!
Be sure to download virtual employee keyboard programs for your remote workforce to find out why it is essential for companies to offer remote keyboard programs that are fully integrated with new tenants. Also, get involved with webinar onboarding, reboarding and upgrading: a manager’s guide to stimulating your virtual onboarding programs to learn how to assess and improve your organization’s performance.