Employee orientation training is one of the most popular types of e-learning. Onboarding is typically the first training employees encounter at their new company, so it’s essential to get it right. What should you include in onboarding training? What does onboarding training look like? Well, that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to create an onboarding example for new employees. You don't need to build a comprehensive onboarding course. Instead, we want to see different approaches for onboarding new employees.
For example, using placeholder content, you can create your demo for a fictional or real company. Or, develop your onboarding demo for your own e-learning company. Who knows? You may need to onboard some new course designers one day.
Designing Onboarding Using Common E-Learning Interactions
I always enjoyed building onboarding training because of the mix of instructional and interaction design. The course design begins with the content topics and lessons. But when you're ready to dive into development, common e-learning interactions can help you with the presentation design.
- Employee Orientation vs. Onboarding (See challenge #385 for ideas)
- Onboarding Checklist (See challenge #291 for ideas)
- Onboarding Journey Map (See challenge #255 for ideas)
- Meet the Team & Interactive Org Charts (See challenge #244 for ideas)
- Onboarding Scenarios (See challenge #365 for ideas)
- Orientation Tour of the Corporate Campus (See challenge #379, challenge #371, and challenge #337 for ideas)
- Safety Orientation & Procedures (See challenge #309 for ideas)
Here are some articles, examples, and webinars to help you with this week’s onboarding challenge.
- Webinar: How to Build Onboarding Training in Rise 360
- Article: 5 Creative Ideas for Revamping New Hire Onboarding
- Examples: 5 Fresh Onboarding Examples & Templates
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
- Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you launch this week's onboarding challenge, check out the personality games and quizzes your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.