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How Video Became An Essential Part Of Employee Onboarding


Posted by Insightlink on 08/16/22

One of the most important parts of any business that wants to be successful is hiring the right people. But once employees are hired, they still need to be onboarded and integrated with a company and how it operates.
 
This process has generally been quite cumbersome and difficult, but the recent presence of video as a part of onboarding has changed that. Using simple tools and a video editor, companies can craft and show a variety of videos that can streamline and simplify the process of onboarding new employees and getting them trained up to succeed at their positions.
 
 
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But how did the video become such an essential part of employee onboarding today? Well, that is largely because it can be more effective than traditional means. This article is going to go over some of the many benefits of using video in your onboarding process, and how it became so popular.
 
Videos Can Keep New Employees Engaged
 
The importance of employee engagement within a business is massive. This goes for when they are working, but you need to keep new hires engaged during the onboarding process. This process can often involve a lot, and it can be easy for people to lose focus or not be as engaged as they should during the process.
 
One of the reasons why videos are so great for onboarding is because videos are generally more effective and engaging than text, whether we are talking about marketing or during the onboarding process. They will keep the attention of your new hires for longer, and help them remember and process everything you need them to.
 
Whether you make video introductions to your team, show videos explaining the position, and even show important videos about your company culture or expectations.
 
Videos Can Speed Up the Entire Process
 
As briefly mentioned earlier, the onboarding process can often be long and drawn out. It requires a lot of work from everyone involved, as you want to make sure new hires know and are comfortable with their role. Many companies are now using videos to accelerate onboarding and get new hires acclimated at a much faster pace.
 
Instead of having to explain something for hours or have new hires read dry and repetitive documents, videos can pass along information much quicker, and in a way that is more exciting. This ultimately ends up with less time being wasted and ensures that people can get up to speed and join your team as quickly as possible.
 
Using Videos Can Be Cost-Effective
 
Another reason why video has become an essential part of onboarding for many businesses is that it can be a cost-effective solution. In general, onboarding a new employee can cost thousands of dollars, with no guarantees that the employee is going to even stick around for the long term.
 
It is much more affordable to create videos that essentially train people and get them up to speed than it is to do it in person. If you make one video, it can be used to train dozens of new employees and save a ton of time, effort, and money for your business. Sure, that one video may take some time and money to create, but once it is done, it will be able to be used plenty of times going forward.

In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to show you how video has become an important and essential part of employee onboarding for many businesses in the modern day.
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