Plymouth (UK), May 2016 - Story Contracting, one of the fastest-growing infrastructure companies in the UK, has launched its first eLearning induction programme for new employees. The company, based in Carlisle, has a workforce of 480 and provides construction, plant, and rail solutions across the North of England and Scotland.
Award-winning eLearning provider, Sponge UK created the new eLearning module, which is being rolled out to new starters and existing employees. It is the first time the company has used online learning as part of its induction training.
Head of HR at Story, Claire McClean said, "Our induction eLearning reflects our company values and culture, and our new colleagues have felt part of the Story family from day one after going through the module. This was exactly what we wanted. We were delighted to work with award-winning eLearning specialist Sponge UK on the project."
The twenty-minute eLearning module introduces Story employees to the company’s vision and core behaviours and provides an overview of its people and structure.
It begins with a video message from the charismatic owner and Chief Executive of the company, Fred Story, and features video clips of employees talking about life at the company.
Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director, Sponge UK, said, "Video plays a critical role in this eLearning module, helping to inspire new and existing employees at Story Contracting to have pride in their company. Using footage of real-life colleagues across the business and a personal message from the boss helps to create a sense of belonging. Music helps to engage learners’ emotions, and the course ends with a smile, as there are some charming video outtakes to finish."
The new induction eLearning module is supported with face-to-face sessions and ongoing mentoring for new employees throughout their first six months with the company.
Story Contracting also has its own purpose-built training facilities and in-house training programme to help its employees develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise.