Posted Mar 17, 2021 by Amanda Costa
Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Partnering with a talented vendor might be your best bet for designing a customized program that reflects the culture and values of your organization.
Posted Mar 10, 2021 by Shelly Immel
New managers and supervisors have more than ever to learn if they are stepping up to manage a virtual team. Great upboarding can have a tremendous impact on their success, and on the productivity and satisfaction of the virtual teams they lead.
Posted Mar 3, 2021 by Amanda Costa
Though times are uncertain, it seems likely that organizations will be seeking to rehire former employees as the economic climate stabilizes. Reboarding—bringing former employees back up to speed—is different from onboarding and should be designed as such.
Posted Feb 24, 2021 by Monica Savage
Social learning is key to the integration of new employees. Focusing on social learning elements during a remote onboarding process will ensure that new hires more quickly transform into fully functional employees.
Posted Feb 17, 2021 by Lubos Janoska
Virtual onboarding of new talent in your organization should achieve all the objectives of classic in-person onboarding. However, purely remote, digital, or fully virtual onboarding does add an interesting layer of complexity.
Posted Feb 10, 2021 by Shannon Hart
What do you need to consider when onboarding remote employees? Read on to learn about 6 blended learning strategies that will support your exceptional onboarding program.
Posted Feb 3, 2021 by Lubos Janoska
Blended learning is a highly effective instructional strategy. In the past, virtual learning assets (microlearning, video, etc.) were embedded as one aspect of a broader blended learning program. As we look forward, such assets will be the essential pillars of blended virtual onboarding. How will your in-house and remote workers benefit from this shift?
Posted Jan 27, 2021 by Shannon Hart
Virtual onboarding, though not without challenges, provides many exciting opportunities that benefit your learners as well as your organization.
Posted Oct 7, 2020 by Lubos Janoska
Through the prism of the 10 Principles of Customer Strategy, this article examines the question of how to train remote employees in a virtual learning environment.
Posted Sep 25, 2020 by Shannon Hart
Virtual learning is an essential component in the learning and development toolkit, and it is widely used for training and educational purposes. It is not, however, always high quality or effective. Here are some design tips from the instructional and visual perspectives to give your virtual learning a real boost.
Posted Sep 15, 2020 by Amanda Costa
Is your organization prepared to make the leap to virtual training? This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track!
Posted Sep 2, 2020 by Lubos Janoska
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person community building has hit a roadblock, and the future appears to be leading in the direction of increased virtual interaction. In this article, we’ll look at the process of creating a virtual learning community at your organization.
Posted Aug 27, 2020 by Amanda Costa
Functional performance support, focused learning, effective means of training delivery, and organizational support are key to ensuring employee engagement. How can organizations support these learning needs in remote working environments?
Posted Aug 21, 2020 by Shannon Hart
Virtual learning includes any form of learning that occurs with the assistance of computer technology. Although in this context we often think of virtual classrooms with a live instructor teaching somewhere at a distance, virtual learning is much more than that. It is synonymous with eLearning.
Posted Jun 4, 2020 by Amanda Costa
Faced with the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are having to pivot quickly to educate their employees in many previously unaddressed domains. The need for enhanced communication and education is heightened, as is the need for speed. As a learning and development organization, Obsidian Learning is uniquely positioned to help businesses quickly transform their messaging and learning assets into high-impact deliverables.