At Atria, employment relationships are long-lasting and investments into people’s skills considerable. Atria’s HR team organises personnel training with a big heart and proven tools.

When the mapping of a new online eLearning envir­onment com­menced at Atria in 2018, there were numerous cri­teria. One of the cri­teria important for the Finnish food giant was Finland-based oper­ation. In addition, HR needed an easy-to-use tool for arrangement of our training courses. At the same time, needs-based assistance with tech­nical adjust­ments and con­tents was important.

Even­tually, we arrived at an online tool instead of a learning envir­onment. Builder has proven to be a good solution for both training pro­viders and participants.

Kaija Ketola-Annala, HRD Manager, Atria

In con­nection with the com­mis­sioning, Apprix arranged Builder user training for some 20 Atria employees, including Ketola-Annala and Tytti Isokangas, Per­sonnel Devel­opment Expert.

Induction for summer employees, induction and in-service training for man­agers, and online courses common for all on occu­pa­tional safety, inform­ation security, respons­ib­ility, and product safety, for example – Atria’s Builder training system is not only com­pre­hensive, but also of high quality. This is real proof of investment in people and expertise.

Builder has proven to be a prac­tical tool for us, since its oper­ating logic is easy to under­stand, Isokangas says.

Tytti Isokangas, HR Spe­cialist, Atria

Atria’s own Builder fans

Atria’s first Builder training related to the induction of summer employees in spring 2019. It was arranged by Apprix. The support of Apprix’s content pro­duction and Builder devel­opment team has also been used after­wards, but Atria’s own per­sonnel primarily create the contents.

At present, there are even some Builder fans among the people cre­ating the training courses, Isokangas says and laughs.

At Atria, Isokangas is the Builder training support person and the final instance asked to go through the ped­agogy and structure of courses created by others before the release. Motiv­ation and know­ledge inter­n­al­isation are issues important for Isokangas. Both she and Ketola-Annala have strong HRD exper­ience and a human­istic approach to work:

For us, Builder is primarily a learning tool, not so much a tech­nical solution

Builder as part of Atria’s learning environment

At Atria, Builder is being integ­rated into the Sympa HR system.

Builder’s stat­istics are of great value to us: each online course com­pleted is registered in our system, which means that we can monitor course per­form­ances, Ketola-Annala says. 

For example, about a thousand people take induction courses at Atria, but the actual number varies from course to course.

The trainings are becoming self-sus­tained: There are mul­tiple requests for new courses also from outside the actual project team. The tool has proven its worth, which is great, Isokangas emphasizes.

External video­graphers and edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions have been involved as co-oper­ation partners in the cre­ation of training courses at Atria. For example, a short course on the special diets offered by the staff canteen was the final project of a Bachelor’s degree student. 

Atria’s hybrid model: On-site training and web courses

In the training of Atria’s per­sonnel, the hybrid model con­sisting of digital training courses in par­allel with on-site training is pre­ferred. According to Ketola-Annala, this ensures com­pliance with Atria’s spirit and con­tinuous learning:

Rein­forcement of the things learned through Builder training courses sup­ports the hybrid model well – and the feedback from the par­ti­cipants is also important for the whole.

The COVID-19 era has not influ­enced Atria’s training topics in itself, but the sig­ni­ficance of digital training has been on the rise.

The Builder tool is easy to adopt, and selling the about 30-minute Builder training courses to the par­ti­cipants is easy, since the courses can be taken any­where and anytime – even using your cell phone, Ketola-Annala sums up.

Kaija Ketola-Annala, HRD Manager, Atria

Apprix Builder is just an example of how Atria invests in continuous learning with an emphasis on pedagogy, motivation, and development.

Read more about Atria as an employer

Tytti Isokangas, HR Spe­cialist, Atria

TOP 3 Builder features in Atria:

1. Apprix Builder is a tool for making pro­fes­sional online training courses. Builder can be used to create courses that take into account the cor­porate image. The courses are visual, func­tional, and support learning ped­ago­gically. The accu­mu­lating course per­formance data also allows monitoring.

2. For the best pro­fes­sional results, take the time to learn Builder’s oper­a­tional logic properly. Builder is an easy-to-use and straight­forward tool. The user training arranged by Apprix’s Builder team has been the key to cre­ating excellent courses.

3. Co-oper­ation with Apprix’s Builder team has been trouble-free. Our ques­tions have always been answered and all of our problems resolved. Our devel­opment ideas and company-spe­cific needs have also been listened to with a keen ear and always accepted with enthu­siasm. The co-working spirit has been truly strong!

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