Welcoming new employees under the right conditions is a real challenge for a group with operations in every corner of the globe. Onboarding is a strategic issue, as the time it takes for a new employee to become operational can represent a significant cost when several hundred employees are involved.
Immersive Learning has proven its effectiveness time and again. We asked Ludivine Gazeau, Content Manager at Delfingen, to share her experience with Uptale.
Delfingen and immersive learning
Delfingen is a global automotive supplier. This company manufactures protection and fastening sheaths for the automotive and fluid transfer industries.
Delfingen became aware of the Uptale solution at the beginning of 2018. After a study of their needs and a demo, they launched their first experiment in late spring.
Q: What is the mission of the Delfingen Academy?
Ludivine: It’s mainly a question of transferring knowledge within the company and then developing the skills of our teams.
Q: What are your training challenges?
Ludivine: We have a lot of training materials scattered around the group. The objective for this year was already to collect all this information and then to standardize the way we train our teams, particularly in production and maintenance within Delfingen.
Q: For what teaching purposes have you used Immersive Learning?
Ludivine: For the moment, it consists of a virtual tour of part of our Anteuil site. The video’s main purpose is onboarding, i.e. to make sure that people who join us have a vision of the site.
Q: How did you use the Uptale platform?
Ludivine: It all happened very quickly, as I only had one call with someone from Uptale, due to lack of time. For 20 minutes, he briefed me on how to use the tool. And then, for the record, I went on vacation and so for 15 days / 3 weeks I didn’t handle it at all. When I got back, with my few notes, I really immersed myself in the solution. And quite quickly, I managed to create a first experience, really easily.
Q: What do you plan to do next?
Ludivine : To take all these innovative tools and Uptale a step further, we’re planning to use Uptale to develop an interface that will enable us to train our maintenance staff and work with 3D images on, for example, how an extruder works and what maintenance operations can be carried out. So it’s going to be an even more immersive experience, with a headset and joysticks, enabling us to interact with the 3D objects that the user will actually see.
As you can see from this quick interview, Delfingen is at the beginning of its journey, and there are many other stages ahead.
Thanks to the autonomy offered by the Uptale platform, training projects are no longer subject to the constraints of subcontracting, especially when it comes to deadlines.
Choosing Immersive Learning for onboarding saves time for companies with a fairly large flow of new employees. Virtual reality takes knowledge transmission a step further. For example, by giving access to visits to places in other countries, which would represent a staggering cost if it had to be done in reality.