Navigating the future of work, workplaces, and workforces

A perspective on innovative and seamless onboarding experiences


The pandemic onset ushered in unprecedented challenges for companies worldwide, particularly in employee onboarding. Traditional face-to-face induction sessions became unfeasible, necessitating the exploration of alternative solutions. However, organizations seek innovative approaches to engage employees and cultivate vibrant workplace cultures amidst the evolving professional landscape of technological advancements and global shifts. Virtusa's Gamified Virtual Induction Program emerges as a pioneering solution that addresses immediate needs and aligns with broader trends shaping the future of work. It promises heightened engagement and enhanced knowledge retention, setting a new standard in onboarding practices.

While virtual onboarding offers numerous benefits, it also presents challenges such as potential disengagement and lack of personal interaction. Virtusa's program addresses these issues through features designed to enhance engagement and foster connections among new hires. For example, the program incorporates interactive elements such as personalized learning modules and virtual rooms tailored to each participant, providing a sense of belonging and facilitating meaningful interactions. Additionally, Virtusa offers ongoing support and resources to ensure a seamless onboarding experience, mitigating common challenges associated with virtual environments.

The Gamified Virtual Induction Program

In November 2022, Virtusa introduced its Gamified Virtual Induction Program in India, marking a paradigm shift in how companies onboard their employees. Developed in collaboration with TryItOwl, the program leverages gamification and immersive technology to create an engaging and interactive onboarding experience. Recruits are seamlessly integrated into the organization's culture, values, policies, and more through a self-paced journey in a meta-like environment.

Virtusa's Gamified Virtual Induction Program is a solution for the present with a glimpse into the future of work. Innovative initiatives like these provide hope as organizations worldwide grapple with remote onboarding and employee engagement challenges. Technology combined with a human-centric approach can foster meaningful connections, drive productivity, and cultivate a culture of continuous organizational learning and development. It provides a scalable and effective solution for organizations seeking to enhance their induction processes.

Navigating the future of work, workplaces, and workforces
Key features of the virtual induction
  • Immersive meta-like environment: New joiners at Virtusa are warmly welcomed through an immersive and engaging process, allowing them to delve into the company's values, culture, and heritage.
  • Self-paced modules: The program covers essential topics such as policies, benefits, compliance, and more, allowing recruits to learn at their own pace.
  • Personalized learning: Virtual rooms are tailored to each module, providing personalized and contextualized information to enhance the learning experience.
  • On-the-go accessibility: Access to the program is available on the go, allowing new joiners to complete modules anytime, anywhere, using any device.
  • Interactive quizzes: To reinforce learning, recruits are prompted to take quizzes after each module, earning rewards for successful completion.
  • Enhanced engagement: With a focus on gamification, the program fosters engagement and motivation among new joiners, resulting in a positive onboarding experience.

Encouraged by its achievements in India, Virtusa is ready to launch its Gamified Virtual Induction Program globally in FY25. This expansion underscores the program's efficacy and potential to transform the onboarding experience across diverse geographies and industries.

As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the evolving workplace landscape, let us embrace the spirit of innovation and collaboration. Join us in shaping the future of work where every employee feels valued, empowered, and inspired to thrive. Get ready to embark on this exciting journey and be a part of the future with Virtusa.

Virtusa's pioneering onboarding method has been featured as a case study in NASSCOM- Deloitte's 'Future of Work' report.

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