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Ochsner Health System Boosts Employee Satisfaction, Saves More Than $600K with GuideSpark Video Solution

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Ochsner Health System Boosts Employee Satisfaction, Saves More Than $600K with GuideSpark Video Solution GuideSpark, a digital employee communications company, announced that Ochsner Health System is using GuideSpark's customized short-form video solution to streamline the onboarding process for employees during the crucial first weeks on the job.

After receiving feedback from employees that the onboarding process was too complex and overwhelming, Ochsner looked to GuideSpark to help communicate important information to new hires, everything from benefits to where to park on the first day. The company now uses GuideSpark's solution to educate, empower and engage employees on myriad topics.

Like many GuideSpark customers, Ochsner was looking for a way to take complicated HR information and make it easily understandable for employees, and accessible on any device. This effort was part of the larger initiative by the company's HR team to leverage technology to better prepare new hires for work at Ochsner. With GuideSpark and other complimentary technologies, the company was able to:

  • Cut clinical to floor readiness time from seven to ten days to three to five days
  • Increase employee participation in online e-learning and training requirements
  • Eliminate two-day, in-person orientations, saving approximately $600,000 to $1M annually
  • Increase employee satisfaction with the first day experience – with 98 percent of new hires agreeing the job matched what they expected

“GuideSpark has provided us with a way to bring new hires the information they need in an effective and engaging way, while also enabling us to effectively measure our efforts,” said Melissa Sparks, Director, Learning and Development, Talent Management at Ochsner Health System. “After implementing these videos, we saw an obvious increase in new hire satisfaction. Our team was also able to cut costs by eliminating multiple days of seminars and production of supporting materials.”

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