When a company enters a rapid growth phase, it’s essential to get new hires up to speed as quickly as possible. At Adjust, this means a three-week blended-learning training program for new recruits from around the world. Hosted monthly at their HQ in Berlin, Adjust’s onboarding program introduces their product, explains how it works, and details the value for clients. Everyone takes part – regardless of their position.
We sat down with Andrea Vimercati to discuss how Adjust uses Kahoot! to boost information retention, identify knowledge gaps, and promote company culture during the monthly onboarding program.
Reinforcing knowledge outside of daily sessions with e-learning
Adjust uses Kahoot!’s self-paced game mode, challenges, as an e-learning tool to reinforce knowledge.
At the end of every day, challenges are assigned to hires to complete independently, outside of instructor-led sessions. The challenges cover topics taught that day and are Adjust’s primary tool for ensuring new recruits fully understand their complex product.
After every question, the challenge includes a slide that explains the answer. “We get feedback that our hires find challenges very useful for reinforcing what they learn,” said Andrea.
Tracking progress throughout the onboarding process
With the player identifier feature (available with Kahoot! Premium+), Andrea tracks new recruits’ progress over the course of the onboarding process. He aggregates the scores from every kahoot and awards prizes to winners on the last day.
According to Andrea, the player identifier feature has been a huge time saver for Adjust’s onboarding team. “Before upgrading, we used Kahoot! in the same way, but we calculated the overall scores manually. It was time-consuming, and people constantly changed usernames so we couldn’t match up their scores. With the player identifier, it’s done in three clicks,” said Andrea.