Attrition is a major issue faced by corporations, both big and small. Finding the right talent is not easy, and then, on-boarding is very essential to ease a new recruit into the work mode and thereby keep a check on immediate attritions. Hiring involves lot of costs for companies and retention is of paramount importance.On-boarding helps retain the employee for longer periods.
What happens when a company has branches located in different places? How can companies solve on-boarding problems, remotely?
The on-boarding process gets even more difficult if needs to be done, remotely. Thankfully, we have an answer in the form of Enterprise Video Solutions! Technology is playing a key role in the modern on-boarding process through videos even as it promotes an efficient on-boarding process.
The inclusion of video to the traditional on-boarding method has made the process very effective and engaging– two things required to help an employee on-board at full capacity and in the fastest manner possible.
Let’s observe a few ways on how the video helps in the (remote) on-boarding process:
Introduction to company: Traditional reportscontain too much information on the company to grasp. The video introduction cuts through the clutter and presents relevant information required for the new employee to understand the vision, mission, and objectives of the company. The first impression about the company goes a long way in defining the stability of the employee.
Introduction to C-Execs: Whether the new hire is at a starting level or at a senior level, an access to C-level executives provides a great motivation. Live video relay or even a pre-recorded one from the CEO or the MD creates a definitive positive impact on the new hire as she feels involved and included in the company’s journey to achieve its objectives.
Consistent communication: Companies have several presentations as part of their on-boarding process and these presentations could vary in content and direction as more than one training manager is involved in the process. The videos maintain the consistency to avoid confusion and provide direction.
Superiors’ involvement: The involvement of a superior during an on-boarding process is very important. As per a report by HR Morning, close to 90% of the employees surveyed, expressed the need for their manager’s involvement at early stages of their careers. For companies having branches in different places, video establishes a direct connect between the superior and the employees during induction and allows for an engaging experience. Such experiences have a deep impact on the mind-set of the employees as they look to get on-board, and even provide the confidence required to take up the responsibilities in a swifter manner.
Direction and objectives: The new recruits need to be in sync with the objectives of a company. Video is a great medium to communicate the specific objectives in an emphasized manner, and even better, these induction videos can be replayed time and again as per need thus making the on-boarding process even more effective.
Effective detailing:As the new hire gets introduced to the on-boarding process there will be several enquires in an employee’s mind regarding the systems, the process and the role. The HR and the functional head can save time by using a pre-recorded video that answers all the FAQs. This fastens the on-boarding process resulting in the new hire taking on responsibilities sooner than anticipated. The video can also be part of the knowledge bank for technical training purposes.
Virtual tours: Small little things do matter. In the case where a company campus is big, it becomes very difficult to show the relevant departments or places like cafeteria, safety exits, etc. Videos provide a virtual tour of the office/campus and fill the curiosity gap. Virtual tours are also of great value especially if the company has many branches and employees may need to be shift across branches for various tasks.
Cost Savings: On-boarding involves a lot of costs, especially, if it has to been done across branches and locations. The video on-boarding directly cuts the costs associated with having training managers travel to conduct the sessions. It also helps save on paper work and time as the videos can be relayed or replayed for any purpose, at anytime.
Time and energy are two things in shortage as businesses look to scale up as fast as possible. Businesses can no longer afford to delay or complicate an on-boarding process in the current competitive landscape. Amongst a host of video solutions for business, videoon-boarding is most definitely an effective tool that helps save on time and efforts while simultaneously bringing about a faster induction process of the employee, remotely.