Gamified Onboarding? There’s a Framework for That

It’s especially important companies get new hires informed, engaged and productive as soon as possible. Because of this, organizations spend much energy working out onboarding strategies, tools and technologies. One approach that continues to prove effective is applying gamification to the onboarding process.

Gamification has been proven effective in the broader learning ecosystem by tapping into intrinsic and extrinsic motivators that drive learners to adopt and engage with learning. Brandon Hall Group’s research found that companies employing gamification in their onboarding programs have better new-hire engagement, stronger new hire retention and faster time to productivity.

For many companies, though, the question is, how do we get started? Gamification often represents uncharted territory, especially for onboarding. Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider Upside Learning understands this and provides its clients with a framework to get them going quickly and effectively.

Rather than starting from scratch, Upside Learning’s team can build gamified solutions for onboarding using a variety of themes that make it easy to create a narrative to take learners on their journey. There are also a series of ready-to-use templates that provide optimal screen layouts, helping the development team to focus on the content. And finally, the framework already has the game mechanics built in, allowing creation of engaging gamified induction eLearning. The game mechanics layer allows for flexibility in choosing points, badges, and other mechanics. 

This framework helps overcome the two key challenges companies often face when starting with gamified elearning development – time and cost. Companies don’t It is critical companies get people engaged as learners as soon as possible and Upside Learning Framework for Gamified Induction can help do just that.

David Wentworth, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

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