Are You Onboarding, or Are You Everboarding?
May 5, 2021

Are you onboarding, or are you everboarding? If you are unsure, here is the difference: Onboarding typically ends after about one week when all the paperwork is signed, the initial introduction to the company is completed, and the tools needed for work are briefly explained. Everboarding is an advanced onboarding model backed by learning science and designed with the understanding that one-time exposure to information is not sufficient for long-term knowledge retention [1].

Studies on learning and retention show that it is challenging to retain content after a single exposure. Repeated exposure, over time, in different contexts is the answer to storing new information in long-term memory. A proven learning technique is “spaced repetition,” designed to reinforce the information by encouraging recall and application of learned content [2].

Everboarding provides a structured process to review and reinforce learning because it recognizes that repeated exposure is necessary for new, likely overwhelmed employees to thoroughly grasp what they are learning.

Embracing everboarding and extending the onboarding process to last at least a year is beneficial and worthwhile because it improves job retention, employee engagement, and performance, among other things. Spending time on everboarding new employees can result in massive savings in turnover costs.

Turnover costs can add up. Just the hiring aspect of turnover can cost up to 30% of a job's salary [3]. Total turnover costs vary between over 50% of the salary for entry-level jobs, 125% for mid-level jobs, and 200% for senior executive level jobs [4]. These effects of turnover reach further than just the monetary bottom line. Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR, an HR technology company, stresses the importance of reducing turnover in the workplace. "It's not just about dollars,” he states. “Culture and job satisfaction is hugely impacted, as well as morale, productivity, lost insider knowledge. It's painful to lose people" [5].

A deliberate everboarding strategy that extends beyond the standard onboarding timeline is essential. 1/3 of new hires quit within the first six months of being hired and about 17% left between the first week and third months of employment. This is congruent with a survey by the Aberdeen Group where 86% of senior executives and HR staff felt that new hires decide within the first six months of employment if they will stay with a company long term [6].

A well-established everboarding system could curb these losses. This is evident from the reasons reported by employees who quit in the first six months.

  • 1/3 of those who quit reported they received very little to no onboarding at all.
  • 23% felt that if the company provided clear guidelines for their responsibilities, it would have impacted their decision to leave.
  • 21% reported they wanted more effective training than provided.
  • 17% said that a smile or helpful interaction with co-workers would have changed their decision.
  • 15% reported that a lack of an effective onboarding process contributed to their decision to quit their job.
  • 12% said they wanted recognition for their contributions and work.
  • 9% reported they wanted more interaction and attention from their manager and co-workers[7].

Effective, structured, and extensive onboarding programs like everboarding significantly diminish turnover costs and provide many other benefits:

  • Studies show that new hires that complete a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to be at a company three years later.
  • Performance increases by up to 11%.
  • Employee's discretionary effort increased by 20%.
  • 66% of companies reported a higher rate of successful assimilation of new hires into the company culture.
  • 62% of companies reported higher time-to-productivity ratios after effective onboarding.
  • 54% of companies reported higher employee engagement[8].

Onboarding is so much more than signing papers and providing employees their email and passwords to the company programs. Companies must revolutionize everything about the typical onboarding process. A structured and robust onboarding process can create a stronger company culture, a better work environment, more engaged employees who are loyal, productive, and the right fit for your company. More care during the first year of employment by implementing everboarding can make a skilled, strong workforce that improves the company and makes it more profitable.

How Can Your Company Launch an Online Learning Platform to Support Everboarding Efforts Easily and Quickly?

A structured and extensive everboarding process can provide an incredible amount of value to your company. Changing your onboarding process to everboarding may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With an online learning platform and custom-designed everboarding curriculum, your HR staff and new hires can start reaping the benefits right away with ease. Partnering with an online learning platform provider is the most cost-effective and simple solution to attaining an everboarding program that will work for your company.

Here are some key elements of an online learning platform that will increase engagement:

  • Custom branded platform and turnkey custom everboarding content and curriculum specific to your company needs
  • Easy to use and intuitive social media-inspired interface designed to influence employees to engage and develop connections
  • Community building platform features like discussion boards and video conferencing capabilities
  • Easy integration with other company programs
  • Integrated AI technology to pull accurate, up-to-the-minute data, provide automation administrative tasks, and personalize the learning experience to make it more engaging

  • Integrated advanced data analytics to pair with AI to provide personalized learning insights to employees and provide insights and reports to the company on progress and user experience
  • Proven high retention rates on the platform

An effective everboarding program can be just what your company needs to retain and develop your workforce to become excellent and provide amazing results. The opportunity costs from not having an everboarding program are high and avoidable. It is time to make a change and invest in your company's future.

Amesite Offers a Single, Easy to Use, Scalable Solution

Launch an everboarding program that reduces turnover, increases engagement, performance, productivity, retention, company culture, and profit through extended, structured, and attentive onboarding.

Amesite is the premier online learning ecosystem provider on the market today. We are well-positioned to provide your business with an everboarding program to develop the workforce of the future.

Amesite is a high-tech AI-powered online learning platform. We specialized in scalable, custom branded online learning environments and content curation to meet employer's unique upskilling and everboarding needs. Amesite's platform is specifically designed for engaged learning and has a retention rate in the enterprise sector of 100%. This is an unprecedented number and speaks to the very high level of engagement that Amesite's platform offers. The platform provides unparalleled ease of use, features that build communication and engagement, and compelling custom content.

Amesite's online learning environment is custom branded to each specific company to build brand loyalty and meet the unique needs of the employer and their employees. We have subject matter experts who design innovative and custom content for courses that provide excellent value to your employees. Your custom branded learning platform can launch in as little as 24 hours, and a host of turnkey, self-paced, highly engaging, and intuitive courses can be ready for your company in as little as 30 days. Establishing an everboarding program has never been easier!

With Amesite, you can:

  • Deploy a fully managed upskilling and everboarding platform plus customized courses that enable you to deliver job-specific certifications quickly and efficiently for your staff.
  • Attract and keep employees engaged with social media-inspired interface design and the most up-to-date content.
  • Build employee networks that improve your organization's success.
  • Use AI and machine learning to identify trends and make informed decisions about your team's learning journey with comprehensive data analytics and customizable dashboards.

Amesite creates outstanding learning experiences delivered on its advanced platform, providing an excellent user experience for employees. AI and advanced analytics provide fresh content and creates an important context for learning. Partnering with Amesite to provide your everboarding program is a smart decision for your company.

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[1] Neovation. What is Everboarding? April 30, 2021.

2]Otto Learn.Everboarding: Turn Online Training into Constant Learning. April 30, 2021.

[3] Shift eLearning. Dec. 18, 2020. The True Cost of Not Providing Employee Training April 30, 2021.

[4] Forbes. Aug. 12, 2018. Companies Need to Know the Dollar Cost of Employee Turnover. Accessed April 30, 2021.

[5-8] SHRM. April 16, 2015. Onboarding Key to Retaining, Engaging Talent. April 30, 2021.