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Developing An Effective Onboarding Program
How badly do you want to retain your new hires???
It takes HR and Hiring Managers a lot of time and money sifting through resumes, conducting interviews, finding the person with the right skills who will also be a good cultural fit to narrow it down to one person. But you finally found the right person, made an offer, and it was accepted!
After all that time-consuming and expensive effort, you have your new hire in the office equally excited and nervous on their first day of work. What you may not realize at this point is that your job is far from over. You now need to direct your efforts to “recruiting” your new hire through his or her critical first few months on the job.
Onboarding occurs in the period between offer acceptance and full integration into your organization. Your job is to have an effective onboarding program in place to assist your new employees in acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective members of the organization. In addition to dotting all the compliance i’s and crossing all the paperwork t’s, onboarding should also help new employees feel like a valuable member of the team. A warm welcome from teammates and a smooth introduction to the expectations of the new role can promote engagement and retention right from the start.
Traditional orientation programs usually consist of a data dump of information (policies and procedures, benefits information, safety information, etc.) on the new hire’s first or second day on the job. This one-stop, one-time approach results in an information overload problem for your new employee. Utilizing a phased-approach enables new employees to build relationships with co-workers and with those who will have a part in managing, coaching, mentoring and supporting them.
Why You Should Attend:
Effective onboarding leads to positive outcomes for the new employee in terms of higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater organization commitment, and reduction in stress and intent to quit. Introducing an onboarding program into your hiring process can mean the difference between retaining top new hires or watching them walk out the door after several months.
Join Diane Dee on October 10, 2019 for her 90-minute webinar where participants will discover ways to develop an onboarding program that will assist their organization in reducing new hire turnover and increasing new hire effectiveness.
Topics Covered in this Session:
- “Onboarding” vs. “Orientation”
- Why effective onboarding is so critical
- Benefits of an effective onboarding program
- Obtaining senior leadership buy-in when revising a current program or developing a new program
- Step-by-step approach to creating an effective onboarding program
- Developing and utilizing onboarding checklists
- Preparation work you MUST do before your new hires’ first day
- HR, Managers, IT and others’ responsibilities throughout the process
- Developing a “Buddy” program
- Onboarding new hires in virtual locations
- Asking for feedback from new employees
- Evaluating your new program
Who will benefit from this webinar:
- Senior Leadership
- Recruiting professionals
- HR professionals
- Managers and Supervisors