Getting the best from the employees you hire starts with the new hire orientation. When done effectively, a site orientation can provide new hires with insight into the existing company culture, information on specific company policies and procedures, as well as a better understanding of what is expected from them.
The one-size-fits-all classroom orientation approach cannot expect to adapt to the learning needs of both the new employee fresh out of school and the seasoned veteran with decades of real-world experience. Companies need to implement adaptive learning that can provide experienced workers with high-level updates, key information, and brand new knowledge while providing new workers all the in-depth information, background knowledge, and learning needed to get up to speed. Many companies are finding the solution in switching to online training, which is not only adaptive, but also accessible on mobile devices and computers. This approach is more engaging than one might think and is creating a phenomenal difference in the effectiveness of onboarding orientations.