At Home

Introduction

At Home is an American home décor company with more than 200 stores across 40 states in the USA. The company’s Chief People Officer, Valerie Davisson, faced the challenge of aligning more than 3,000 employees around 100 stores. She knew proper employee training was integral to At Home’s successful transformation.

At Home faced a few key challenges, reducing safety incidents and tying learning to their business results. Most importantly, they were looking for a user-friendly lean training solution that would be scalable as the company expands. They also wanted to create a consistent onboarding process and engage associates in the ongoing training. An additional challenge faced by Davisson was resolving these challenges effectively without breaking the bank.

Solution

Davisson claimed that typical LMS doesn’t strategically fit their business model and had to take a fresh approach to align with the company’s modern transformation. She believed Axonify’s revolutionary methodology to be just what At Home needed and initiated a 6-month pilot.

Each day, associates logged on to Axonify through kiosks to answer 3-5 questions about safe work practices, while playing a fun game. Based on their answers, Axonify identified areas where each associate needed more training and delivered learning to fill those knowledge gaps. This modern learning solution personalised learning to target and close each frontline employee’s knowledge gaps, giving employees the confidence to perform their role to the best of their ability.

Impact

The results of the pilot were incredible! Davisson was able to train 2,500 associates in 4 weeks, which previously took 6 months, resulting in a 90% reduction in onboarding time. In addition, 98% of the company’s frontline voluntarily participated on Axonify, with current employee knowledge levels averaging 92%.

Observations suggest that more than 3/4th of the company’s workforce completed the annual PCI training within 2 weeks. Moreover, At Home identified a direct relationship between associate knowledge and sales and conversion performance, i.e., stores with a higher associate knowledge showed an increase in these performance drivers. Moreover, Axonify helped improve long-term memory around safety topics and build additional knowledge over time.

Davisson was thrilled with the decision to use Axonify and believed that it has allowed their company to deliver an end-to-end solution to their field operations team, as this modern learning solution will evolve and grow and scale with At Home.

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