What is Embedded Training and How Will it Benefit your Employee Onboarding?

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What is Embedded Training and How Will it Benefit your Employee Onboarding?

Ensuring learners are engaged during your onboarding process is vital, and can be tough. However, if you deliver a contextual, strategic learning experience, the process of delivering an engaging learning experience is smooth sailing. Embedded training guides learners effortlessly through their onboarding process and guarantees a positive onboarding experience.

First impressions are important when it comes to learning engagement. A study from Localytics (2016) about user retention found that almost 3 quarters of users abandon an application after using it just once. That may be a disheartening statistic, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

The more you engage learners, the more they will remain loyal. Engagement is key! And the way to ensure engagement is through embedded learning.

What is Embedded Training and What are the Benefits:

  1. Improving User Experience

Embedded learning delivers your training from a centralised learning platform (Learning Management System). This means that your users don’t have to go online or open files to learn the ins and outs of your business. Everything they require during their onboard training is easily accessible and right at their fingertips.

  1. Efficient Onboarding

As mentioned above, embedded training offers immediate access to information. It is self-paced, which ensures learners can onboard themselves efficiently. This reduces the amount of time that is often associated with employee onboarding.

  1. Streamlining your Operations

Embedding your training assists in onboarding employees much more efficiently, and using a Learning Management System (LMS) reduces your workload and makes it easier to update your training content from a central location. This is vital for growing businesses.

Embedded training allows for “just in time” information. This means that employees learn features organically as they go along with the training. You are also able to create libraries of accessible content, design training courses to teach users how to be successful and prove contextual learning to help users in real time.

Embedded Learning Goes Beyond Onboarding

While embedded training is great for onboarding, it can also be used to keep employees engaged beyond those initial learning sessions.

Embedded learning provides a convenient way to assist employees up their skills. Rather than just scrolling through their social media platforms on their down time, they can take advantage of content that is embedded in the Learning Management System, increasing their skills and becoming more successful within the business.

The Future of Employee Onboarding

Traditional learning methods don’t cut it in our fast-paced world. However, creating a seamless and efficient onboarding experience is simpler than it has ever been.

Technologically advanced Learning Management Solutions make it easy to train employees in the moment, in real time, when they need it most!

With a variety of tools at your fingertips, you can use contextual learning to lower your costs, deliver an interactive and engaging learner experience, and increase retention rates. Your users, and your business’s bottom line will certainly appreciate the difference.