We received a request from Komatsu Limited to improve their employee orientation using safety induction video production. In the past, newly hired employees would gather in the boardroom, where department heads would address them. However, this method proved to be inefficient, as it often involved only a small number of participants.
To enhance efficiency and engagement, we transitioned to a more modern approach. The new safety induction video incorporates a dynamic combination of visuals, voiceovers, and slides. It features interview-style segments and employs graphic animations alongside narration. Each topic is enriched with interactive elements, including quizzes to reinforce learning. We produced a total of 12 Induction videos, covering all the vital safety and company orientation topics. All the videos were uploaded to their head office Learning Management System (LMS) in the US.
Who is Komatsu?
Komatsu Limited is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, forestry, and military equipment. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction equipment, and its products include excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, and more. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Why Video over traditional Training?
Engaging Content: Video production adds an exciting aspect to employee orientation training that is not achievable through traditional in-person training. The integration of graphical elements, music, and storytelling makes the content much more engaging and helps increase knowledge retention. According to Fortune Business Insights, employees who learn through a visual medium retain 95% of the information provided, as opposed to just 10% through traditional training methods.
Time-Saving: One of the most significant benefits of video production for training content is its ability to cut down on overall training time. Most in-person training sessions tend to drag on for hours, causing a loss in productivity, and at times, lack of concentration from employees. On the other hand, safety induction video ensures a more organised approach, so employees could access the content at their own pace and convenience.
Cost-Effective: Unlike in-person training sessions, video production for employee orientation and health and safety does not require the hiring of external trainers or renting expensive spaces. Companies can create their training videos using their internal resources, such as internal trainers, software, and systems. By choosing to create your training materials internally, you can cut back on overall costs without compromising on the quality of your training content.
Easy Access: Repeated training sessions can be difficult to schedule and maintain using in-person training methods. With video production, all employees have access to the training content at any given time and location. Videos are created in a way that makes it easy to revisit specific modules as and when required, without needing additional training sessions.
Scalability: Video production is one of the only tools that allows companies to create standard training and orientation content that can be delivered consistently across different locations and branches. This is especially beneficial for large multi-national organisations that have to ensure that their employees – regardless of which branch (or country) they’re working at – receive identical information and training.
At Sound Idea Digital we have over three decades of video production and animation experience, get in touch with our team for your next content production project.
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