The logistics sector requires a high degree of flexibility for short and medium term hires and the ability for new employees to take up their positions quickly and efficiently. At a time of high demand in certain sectors and a shortage of labour, Rhenus must be able to respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of its customers. Welcoming new recruits in the best possible conditions and enabling them to take up their positions as quickly as possible is therefore a crucial issue for the logistics service provider.
This is why Rhenus decided to set up a Learning Management System (LMS) based on digitalized and automated training in autonomy. The platform is accessible on the Intranet. From their first week at a Rhenus logistics site, all new recruits, and in particular temporary workers, have access to integration modules developed specifically for each logistics site and adapted to the process of the customer for whom they will be working. The modules include, for example, a virtual tour of the warehouse, visualisation of working methods with virtual reality goggles, videos, quizzes. Throughout their career at Rhenus, they will have access to learning modules and training in professional practices, as well as information about the company and a discussion forum between employees. The initial training, which lasts six hours, is subject to individual assessment.
Three Rhenus sites in France have benefited from this e-learning training programme, in Strasbourg, Moissy-Cramayel and Saint-Quentin Fallavier. They have been equipped with a dedicated training room and computer stations. "The digitalisation of the onboarding of our new employees is a strategic challenge for both our teams and our clients. It reduces the integration time and the learning curve for each new recruit and brings greater productivity and competitiveness to both the company and our clients. It is also a tool for building loyalty among temporary and fixed-term staff. We are going to continue its deployment at all our sites in France and for each of our customers," explains Laurent Schuster, CEO of Rhenus Logistics France.