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Day One Readiness: Onboard Employees for a Productive First Day

By Dan Keckan published October 9, 2020

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Onboarding is a critical first step in a new employee’s career with your company. Ensure their success by aligning your program objectives with business goals, focusing on employee needs, and prioritizing your content for Day One Readiness.

Ask These Questions To Ensure Day One Success

Your new hires have just wrapped up their onboarding. Are they ready for their first day on the job? Can they demonstrate essential skills, knowledge, and behaviors for their roles? If your answer is “no” or “maybe,” then it’s time to take a close look at your onboarding program.

What does your onboarding program look like? Do you welcome new employees by giving them a quick tour, filling out some paperwork, watching a long benefits video, and then sending them off to complete compliance training? When do they start learning the tasks and processes essential to their role? How do you make them feel welcome and reaffirm their decision to join your company?

Day One is the first day after onboarding when the employee is expected to do their job as close to the same level as other employees as possible.

We call this “Day One Readiness.”

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Choose the Right Modalities for Your Blended Learning Strategy

By Dan Keckan published October 8, 2020

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Are you trying to decide which modalities or delivery methods to use in your blended learning strategy? This article will help you choose the ones that work together seamlessly to meet your learning objectives and engage every learner.

Modality Ideas For Blended Learning

Many Instructional Designers have found that using only one modality or delivery method for a project isn’t effective. People have different learning preferences and it’s not as simple as “Cara prefers visual content, and Jose prefers hands-on practice.” The truth is: learners’ preferences change depending on the information or task they’re learning. How can you meet everyone’s needs, achieve objectives, and stay within budget? Savy Instructional Designers have turned to blended learning because it offers a more efficient learning experience and increased learner engagement, which leads to improved learner performance and measurable results.

If designed properly, blended learning is focused on giving learners more autonomy in how and when they are trained rather than following a strict schedule of activities. Blended learning is flexible, allowing the designer to revise and customize all or parts of the training as needed. Lastly, blended learning is more than just adding technology to classroom training. It builds a seamless learning experience using a variety of delivery methods to offer personalized training that helps them achieve learning objectives and business goals efficiently.

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