Onboarding Employees Effectively

Employee onboarding is essential to retaining top talent. An onboarding program does more than help orient new employees. It shapes how new employees relate to their organization. Implementing an employee onboarding program will shape the company culture while developing a highly qualified pool of talent.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define onboarding.
  • Understanding the benefits and purpose of onboarding.
  • Recognize how to prepare for an onboarding program.
  • Identify ways to engage and follow up with employees.
  • Create expectations.
  • Discover the importance of resiliency and flexibility.

Purpose of Onboarding

  • Start-up Cost
  • Anxiety
  • Employee Turnover
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Introduction

  • What Is Onboarding?
  • The Importance of Onboarding
  • Making Employees Feel Welcome
  • First Day Checklist
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Onboarding Preparation

  • Professionalism
  • Clarity
  • Designating a Mentor
  • Training
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Onboarding Checklist

  • Pre-Arrival
  • Arrival
  • First Week
  • First Month
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating an Engaging Program

  • Getting Off on the Right Track
  • Role of Human Resources
  • Role of Managers
  • Characteristics
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Following Up with New Employees

  • Initial Check in
  • Following Up
  • Setting Schedules
  • Mentor’s Responsibility
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Setting Expectations

  • Defining Requirements
  • Identifying Opportunities for Improvement and Growth
  • Setting Verbal Expectations
  • Putting It in Writing
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Resiliency and Flexibility

  • What Is Resiliency?
  • Why Is It Important?
  • Five Steps
  • What is Flexibility?
  • Why Is It Important?
  • Five Steps
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Assigning Work

  • General Principles
  • The Dictatorial Approach
  • The Apple Picking Approach
  • The Collaborative Approach
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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