Organizations conduct training on a variety of topics from sales training to customer service training, but employee onboarding training program is one of the most critical because new hire training serves as the introduction to the company.
Make Training Reinforcement Part of the Onboarding Process
Your new hires have just completed onboarding and orientation, they’re ready to go out into the workforce… there’s only one problem: they’ve already started to forget the new information learned during training. So what do you do?
To make your onboarding training more effective, you’ll want to make sure you have a follow-up plan in place. How are you going to reinforce the new knowledge and skills learned during your onboarding training course? And how are you going to make sure that your new hires are changing their behaviors to better fit your training goals and reinforcement objectives?
Before you begin your training reinforcement program, you’ll want to make sure that the organization fully understands the goals and objectives that will be accomplished.
There are a few common best practices that every onboarding reinforcement program should follow:
- Make sure managers fully understand the reinforcement program that all new hires are enrolled in.
- Managers should create and a foster a supportive learning environment.
- Managers should encourage application and be open to learner feedback.
- Your reinforcement program should align with your current training goals and reinforcement objectives to produce the desired behavior change.
- Use training reinforcement analytics to find knowledge gaps and help the new hire progress through the onboarding process, mastering new skills and knowledge.
During a reinforcement program, you’ll constantly be gathering information about new hires and how they are progressing through your onboarding process.
Are your new hires achieving the desired behavior change? Is the new hire mastering all required skills? Do managers need to follow up with individuals? Are your new hires motivated by your environment to continue their growth and development?
Reinforcement helps guide new hires through the onboarding process, giving them the ability to fully understand and reflect on their new hire training. It is also the effective tool for managers looking to assess training impact and prove behavior change over time.
At Mindmarker, we coach our partners and clients to constantly analyze this data and create Actionable Intelligence about what’s happening during reinforcement and why. This data can then be used to create organizational decisions for the future.
Evaluate Onboarding Training Impact
Training and onboarding new hires takes time, patience, and a well thought-out onboarding training program. But are your new hires getting the most out of your onboarding program?
How do you assess training effectiveness and impact? Do you have the data needed to evaluate your training program? How are your proving training impact? How are you determining success or failure?
A well-crafted training reinforcement program will allow you to constantly monitor your learners' progress, assess training effectiveness, prove impact and determine ways to improve onboarding.
Learn more about defining your training goals, determining reinforcement objectives, closing the 5 reinforcement gaps, and achieving the 3 phases of behavior change in our step-by-step guide. Download the 10-Step Guide to Determine Your Reinforcement Objectives.