5. Make a training schedule
Every new employee needs to go through training as part of the onboarding program. Training can be different in every department and role, but every company has a general program that’s obligatory for everyone – for example, introductory or workplace safety training. A training schedule should be included in the onboarding checklist because it helps ensure the employee has received all the necessary training and isn’t missing out on important information.
During remote work, it is important to divide the training over several days, since it makes it easier for the employees to pay attention. Too much new information at once can make full-length web training sessions quite difficult. You should also consider making training videos. They are particularly effective when you’re onboarding many employees at once. The employees can go through the training at their own pace and when it’s most suitable for them, for example, during a free moment on a workday.
When you’re putting together a training schedule, you should also think about which information you could give as a simple reading assignment or a short video. Think about what would be interesting for a new employee even before their first day. When a person is waiting for their new job to begin, they are usually very motivated and excited to learn about the company