New Hire Orientation is essential to provide a positive relationship between the company and employee.
CBT/WBT orientation (reorientation) training can provide coverage as needed. It guarantees consistency and can be easily updated to keep up with changes in the law, products/services and the latest organizational policies. Good New Hire Orientation Training can help build employee enthusiasm for a company, its' management and its products.
New hires receive one day of company orientation and one day of departmental training. The first day is conducted in a classroom and covers the basic philosophy of the company, a brief overview of the organization, major employment policies and safety regulations. The second day is completed within the employee's department and includes such functions as time reporting, introduction to computer systems, department policies and practices.
Cost / Benefit Analysis:
Alternative A - Classroom/Supervisor Training
Annualized cost (after development): $20,200
Alternative B - Blended ILT and CBT/WBT Training
On line training is estimated to take approximately 50% of classroom instruction time.
This reduces actual total training from 2 days to 1.5 days as follows: 1.0 days company/department, 0.5 days ILT/WBT.
Assumes instruction will be completed by employee on line. On line training is estimated to take approximately 50% of classroom instruction time. This reduces actual total training from 2 hours to 1 hour. Readily available process documentation and training expected to reduce monthly reporting errors from 2% to 1%.
Annualized cost (after development): $14,300
Summary of savings of WBT/CBT in comparison with traditional training:
Alternative B: First year additional cost $10,000. Second year and beyond: Annual savings of $5,900.
Breakeven 18 months.
Example A has no capital requirement and assumes no classroom costs.
Example B has a capital requirement to allow access to a web interface for deployment of web pages.
If not already available internally, access can be obtained for as little as $100 per month.
Recommendations for Basic New Hire Orientation CBT/WBT:
Advanced New Hire Orientation CBT/WBT *
* This list is not complete and is provided as an example of additional items that can be included in the training.