Five key ways Totara Learn supports onboarding.


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A good onboarding process can determine future performance. Onboarding new employees effectively plays a crucial role in employee retention, turnover and performance. Technology can have a huge impact on both employers and new employees. It can create a more efficient onboarding process through automation and it can increase engagement and productivity in new employees.

One of the aims of the NHS Streamlining project was to reduce the time to hire through streamlined recruitment and onboarding processes. Delays in starting work are usually back filled with agency staff or locums at significant cost. By using the right technology Trusts can further reduce those costs yet improve customer services and provide a better user experience.

On the employer side, technology helps by making forms and tasks more easily stored and accessed in electronic form. For employees, electronic learning platform and social networks can help them familiarize themselves with the company culture sooner, communicate with other employees more often, and learn from others faster.

Reducing turnover using the right learning technology

It is not uncommon for new starters to leave employment within the first 6 weeks of employment. The onboarding process and their initial induction into the organisation is a key setup in improving new starters impression of the Trust and reducing staff turnover.

Totara Learn supports efficient onboarding processes by helping organisations to:

  1. Standardise and automate your onboarding processes.
  2. Faciliate and manage onboarding process.
  3. Identify training needs prior to the first day of employment – through the use of forms and e-assessments.
  4. Move new starters seamlessly into new hire training.
  5. Reduce one-to-one training from senior managers.

If you would like to find out how we can help automate your onboarding processes using Totara Learn and our bespoke workflow tool please contact us for more information.