Induct Pro is reinventing the staff onboarding process
New workers are three times more likely to have accidents than other workers, regardless of the industry they work in.
A new worker is anyone undertaking a new job or task, this includes school leavers, casual and part-time workers, and also workers who are promoted within the organisation or transferred to another job.
All new workers require adequate information and training to do their job safely and it is the responsibility of the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to provide induction training to new workers.
These days it is common to have all records computerised, making them easy to retrieve for reporting purposes and easy to keep up-to-date as employees’ circumstances change.
Accurate record-keeping is time-consuming but an automated system pays benefits when the need arises to provide a report to management, especially in the case of accidents.
Staff training fits into the same category and it is now regarded as a simple matter to incorporate training into an online system along with new employee induction programs.
Manual systems are cumbersome, costly and inefficient, but when automated using proven software systems, the operation becomes much easier.
Why should you take your induction training online? What are the real benefits of moving your induction away from using only face-to-face training?
Here are Five Key Advantages
- Saving time and money
Online compliance training can help make your business operations more efficient. Clients moving to online inductions report significant reductions in lost production time, resulting in dramatic savings when compared to other manual systems.
The number of trainers required to deliver inductions is reduced meaning savings in headcount or reassignment of trainers to more valuable output.
Delivering a training course online is a zero cost exercise. After the cost of content and licenses there is no cost of delivering the training online – making this hugely scalable.
- Increase productivity
With the majority of first day training able to be delivered before the new worker starts, the first day of work can be devoted to getting them “on the tools” faster. This results in productivity gains and reduces training costs associated with room hire, materials and trainers.
When conducted face-to-face induction training can often be left to the new workers line manager, who may not have a clear enough understanding of which elements of the training are critical. Professionally developed online learning products, on the other hand, are created with input from Instructional Designers trained in learning methodologies.
This ensures that all content within a course is in line with the predetermined learning goals, so that every user always gets trained on all critical information. Instructional Designers also help ensure the usability of the course. For example, information is broken down into smallchunks and put into a logical sequence designed to help learners retain knowledge by making the information easily digestible and memorable.
Automate Your Induction of New Workers
Taking a proven system or process and automating it is a proven way to introduce repeatability, consistency and control to a business. By automating the process learners are taking more responsibility for the experience and you take more control of the outcomes.
Today the use of personal technology in the workplace is the norm for business communications and operations, so why shouldn’t that be the case for learning & development as well?
More and more applications are moving online and being accessed by smart phones and tablets. Moving your inductions online allows you to take advantage of the “bring your own along” movement. There are no longer any excuses for not completing induction training.
Improve Learning Outcomes
Online learning provides a higher level of in-built trainee engagement, content consistency, and corporate compliance than face to face inductions. Most company induction programs involve new employees and contractors sitting in a room, listening to dry presentations from a seemingly endless array of executive representatives, WHSO's and trainers.
In contrast, online solutions encourage and support cultural change and evidence of compliance. Match any learning style using this technology and learners will not get bored or frustrated from having to continually partake in long training courses when they already have a firm grasp of the content.
On the other hand, online assessments are designed to identify any knowledge gaps so that all learners are adequately trained and organisations maintain compliance standards
When it comes to learning and information retention, we all are different. Some people learn best through visuals and reading, while others learn better through audio. Online induction training accommodates all learning styles, allowing learners to digest information in their own way, whether through audio, visuals or a combination of the two.
Online Inductions make it easier to fulfil occupational health and safety obligations and ensure legal and regulatory compliance and employee safety. All employers need to keep accurate records that the induction has been completed and to locate which employees are certified to perform specific tasks or use particular machinery.
With online inductions all staff records are immediately updated and can be shared across departments, cutting down communication needs.
In a manual induction it is difficult to determine which learners in your workplace are actually compliant with workplace rules and regulations when the only tracking you have is attendance to a training session.
Online training delivered through InductPro enables proven reporting functionality.
Managers can keep track of training completions and assessment scores, schedule refresher training and follow up dates automatically. An online system is easily the most effective way of making sure that all your employees are properly inducted and stay compliant.
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Here is a summary of why integrating online induction into existing business systems will benefit your company:
- Younger employees who are more media savvy respond positively to online induction processes. It is easy to deliver a professional and imaginative training session in an online environment where multimedia presentations are easily presented.
- Up-to-date messages from management and supervisory staff can be included in the induction program so that new employees become aware not only of roles and company structure, but also of the culture into which they are being inducted. In this way, a consistent approach to the company ethos can be presented to all staff.
- In high risk industries like construction, it is easy to identify staff that are available for deployment after training or induction has been completed. This is also the case where contractors are used across various sites to ensure that each one is properly trained in the tasks they are required to perform.
- Online induction programs can be delivered by building your own system or by purchasing pre-prepared course material. Normally, your existing course material can easily be incorporated into purchased systems too.
- New recruits are able to complete some or all of their induction remotely, enabling them to be work-ready and productive as soon as possible.
An online induction system shows both your employees and your customers that you have a sophisticated approach to the management of your business and the development of your staff – your key asset.
Our courses are designed with multiple different modalities of learning and assessment, based on important competencies relevant to the topic at hand. We provide easy to respond to online assessment tools such as multiple choice, drag-and-drop, matching of pictures with text, and much more! The results from these assessments are tracked in amazing levels of detail in the "Learning Management System" (LMS) database which is accessible to management 24/7 online