Humans naturally tend towards learning. We will do so almost subconsciously. Consider a child picking up the accent of their parents, or learning a song without ever looking up the lyrics. At the workplace, the learning culture consists of the expectations, rhetoric, and support that determine whether and how individuals learn. Whether your organization is deliberately building a learning culture or not, some … Read more
Onboarding a group of new employees can be a challenge. With employees spread across departments, locations, and competencies, managing this process efficiently takes work. Not to mention onboarding programs have multiple stakeholders – each with their own goals. If employees aren’t engaged and don’t feel that they’re making meaningful contributions, they may be tempted to seek a position elsewhere. Over … Read more
I’m willing to bet you, dear reader, have come across an article (or ten) about the importance of employee engagement. We’ve been hearing a lot about this topic with people saying it’s crucial, companies that have engaged workforces see lower turnover and higher profits, and we’d all do well to invest in programs that promote employee engagement. But here’s something … Read more
Chronus customer Tess Fyalka, Director of Employee Development and Engagement at O’Shea, walked us through how their onboarding and career development programs work. We’ve provided an edited video and transcript of the interview for your convenience. Why Onboarding & Career Development? Tess Fyalka, Director of Employee Development and Engagement at O’Shea: Founded in 1902, O’Shea is a commercial construction company based in … Read more
When it comes to making your onboarding program strategic and effective to meet your hr goals, you might have already added collaborative learning and extended the program time frame. Great job – you’re on your way to an improved program. But what should your next steps be? Here’s the thing – manually running your onboarding program can only do so much. … Read more
Unfortunately, orientation-focused onboarding just isn’t cutting it anymore. Today, strategic onboarding is gaining ground because it helps employees learn and engage in a way that traditional programs can’t manage. Effective programs provide a faster track to productivity while also building strong employee relationships. Essentially, they’re win-win solutions that are tailored to the needs of the organization as well as new … Read more
Empower your organization with these five strategies for a successful onboarding process. A terrific employee onboarding program ensures your new hires integrate well with your organization, reach productivity quickly, and continue to contribute to your organization for years to come. Want to learn more? Read our complete guide for making your employee onboarding process both strategic and effective. Access Your Employee … Read more
More and more, companies expect more out of onboarding. They want more increased engagement, more productivity, and improved retention. But how do you get there? Click through our slideshare to learn more about five strategies for success so you can implement a successful onboarding program across your organization. Read the Full Guide
Everyone wants strategic onboarding, where new hires get up to speed quickly, embrace the corporate culture, and of course, contribute to the bottom line. But how do you get there? In our guide, we’ve laid out five essential strategies you’ll need to transform your onboarding program for a more strategic impact upon your organization: Expand the learning window Incorporate learning … Read more
Medline, the leading provider of medical supplies and clinical solutions, believes that a positive onboarding experience is key to improving employee satisfaction and morale. They chose Chronus software to manage their new-hire training program, which consists of 285 employees participating in 11 different tracks. They needed software that would: Keep track of how trainees were performing Provide visibility to trainers … Read more
At Chronus, we’re all about success. That’s why we provide you with thought leadership articles about training, mentoring, and more. But we also believe in learning from mistakes. We asked Karen du Four des Champs, one of our subject matter experts and a training consultant who works across North America, about errors that companies make when designing their training programs. … Read more
At times, barriers to an effective sales training program seem insurmountable. Teams are located away from headquarters or across different countries and time zones. The pressure to hit quotas makes teams reluctant to leave the field. Most people learn by doing, which can be difficult to facilitate. And because salespeople have so many different experiences and skills, it’s difficult to … Read more
In 2014, the average spend per new hire was $4,000. That’s up 7% from last year. With the race for talent in full swing, employers are looking for the best talent to acquire, quickly train, and retain in order to optimize costs. So how can you increase knowledge retention and decrease training time for new hires while also improving employee satisfaction? To keep … Read more
I recently attended the 2012 HR Technology Conference in Chicago and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of conversation surrounding social learning in the workplace. It seems it has moved beyond vendor pitches and analyst predictions. Companies were sharing real social learning successes, not merely visions. Here are a few interesting insights and takeaways. 1. Employees are asking for it: One way to … Read more
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