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  • Isabelle Ulbrich


The onboarding process takes up a lot of resources in any company. During the onboarding of new employees, the company in question often does without experienced workers for a certain period of time, as they accompany the new team member through the onboarding process and can only perform their actual tasks to a very limited extent during this period.

Especially when this process is repeated several times, many companies consider whether the whole thing can be made more efficient without the new employee having to give up valuable knowledge.

The need for optimization is therefore correspondingly great. Employee onboarding affects every single company that has to train new employees, and you are not alone in facing this challenge.

Nevertheless, the question of "how" remains.


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Unfortunately, in many companies the onboarding process has hardly changed over the last few years. New employees are "taken by the hand" by existing team members in the first few days and weeks and thus learn the most important information about the company, procedures and their actual tasks. The knowledge that is passed on at this point is indispensable for the new worker. Nevertheless, every company knows how many resources such an instruction of new employees takes up. On the one hand, there is the working time of the new employee, then the working time of at least one (usually several) experienced team members and, in addition, some knowledge is lost, since everyone always passes on only what they consider important. This does not even include all the follow-up questions on topics that have already been taught but are no longer present.

In the end, not even half of it sticks with the new employee anyway, because he gets so much information "drilled" into him and, moreover, has no learning control whatsoever, except to notice in the long term on the job what he does NOT know.

At the same time, we are sure that you have been using modern technologies in other areas of your company for a long time and have taken advantage of the advancement of technology accordingly. So why not optimize the onboarding process accordingly?

The onboarding process is much more efficient with the help of E-LEARNING. One advantage that is immediately noticeable here is that the work of experienced employees during the onboarding of a new employee is kept to a minimum. In addition, e-learning offers a much more efficient way to really anchor the imparted knowledge... Of course, not everything can be completely covered by e-learning - and that is a good thing. But generic information about the company or general procedures can be covered well digitally and do not have to be explained again and again by another employee.


In recent years, e-learning has not only developed rapidly - its acceptance and use in companies is also increasing steadily and extremely quickly. In most companies, this type of learning is now used successfully, regardless of the number of employees and budget limits. So it makes sense to accompany the onboarding process with e-learning.

What is particularly practical here is that the learning content is only set up once and can then be made available to any number of new employees in the long term. This means that you only need to think once about which points are of great importance for a new employee in the onboarding process and you can then easily scale all the important information. Of course, you can also update the learning content at any time if one or the other knowledge fact changes. And this is also done very easily and can be controlled centrally.

Of course, there are other plus points that speak for the use of onboarding e-learning. Here is a brief overview of all the advantages:

  • New team members may have already been given access to the e-learning before they start - precisely when motivation is at its highest.

  • The user can complete the e-learning without the help of another employee and only needs access and a digital device.

  • Generic content is conveyed in an uncomplicated manner with the least amount of resources.

  • Knowledge is anchored better and more sustainably.

  • The new employee can "check" again at any time if he should have forgotten something.

  • The content can be passed on to new employees as often as desired.

  • Updates can be implemented quickly and easily.

  • The e-learning can even be rolled out internationally using translation variants.

The E-LEARNING CONTENTS, if set up skillfully, can be used for employees of all work areas in the onboarding process. Thus, all generic contents about the company, the use of specific IT systems, the information about the products to be sold, the company vision, the handling of personnel issues (leave, time tracking or similar), etc. are easily and first-hand passed on.


Also good to know: the onboarding process becomes highly motivating through the use of e-learning and thus ensures increased commitment. Especially if the new employee has access to the learning content before actually joining the company. Not only does this simplify knowledge retention, it also enhances the company's image, demonstrating innovation and a modern image.

You would also like to make the onboarding process modern and simple, but you have no idea how and where to start? Furthermore, you don't know how to prepare the content to be conveyed in a meaningful way so that it is suitable for knowledge transfer?

We know what is important! We would be happy to support you in creating the content and to assist you with our many years of expertise.

EMPLOYEE TRAININGS from Swissteach, we can help you make your onboarding process as efficient and easy as possible. Simply CONTACT us directly.

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