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Employee onboarding with immersive simulations

Employee onboarding training with immersive simulations helps new recruits develop critical skills and start off on the right foot.

Onboarding is a moment of truth when the engagement levels of recruits begin to be established.

With the war for talent at an all time high, it is critical to get onboarding right. It is also an ideal opportunity to immerse people in the organizational culture and develop the mindset you want in your new employees.

  • Foundational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Business conduct
  • Delivering excellence
  • Ethics and business acumen
  • Information security
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Equip new employees with the skills to succeed

The world is changing fast, creating a growing need for more effective learning & development solutions. This is an opportunity to rethink onboarding to focus on relevancy, behavior and value. It is now essential to develop skills-based, practice-oriented systems for learners. Personalized learning paths and relevant content help embrace different skill levels and learning styles.

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Create onboarding checkpoints

Immersive simulations provide objective assessment of a new hire’s ability to apply skills in your business context.

Turn mistakes into learning opportunities

Allow new employees to safely practice critical decision making in challenging business contexts and learn from their mistakes.

Personalize learning

New employees bring varied skill levels to the business. Recognize their expertise and use skills assessment to customize their learning path from the get-go.

Delight new hires

The modern workforce expects engaging learning anytime, anywhere, in bite-sized chunks. Delight new hires by building immersive experiences into onboarding journeys.


A digitally transformed solution

Traditional onboarding methods, including virtual instructor-led training (vILT), are too costly, time-consuming and prove impossible to scale. Immersive simulation helps you adapt to a digital asynchronous delivery to ensure onboarding success.

400k +Simulation


+14%Average learner skill improvement

4.5 of 5Rating for learning relevance and value

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Future proofing onboarding success

Partnering with a global professional services firm, ETU immersive simulations were deployed at strategic points within their 120 day onboarding program, targeting 55,000 new hires over a 5 year period. The simulations were designed to capture the range of working situations the new hires would find themselves in once in the job. Preparing for their new roles, the new employees navigated complex situations in the simulations and applied their knowledge.

Before ETU, the new hires would pass the knowledge tests of the onboarding program and enter the job role where significant ‘compliance mindset’ issues would manifest. Now behavioral issues are accurately identified and remediated, significantly reducing the risk profile of new hires in the job.

L&D Leader

Global Professional Services Firm

Client success story
Why Sims

The most effective skills development method

When learners develop skills through experience and practice, it has to be in the right context. This is why situational-based immersive simulations are the only method that uniquely delivers the ability to practice in context. Not only that – simulation also scales the initiative, and delivers real-time usable data on skills.

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