Because onboarding is the first step to creating a lasting and positive employee experience it should be a top organizational priority. It represents an opportunity for cross-functional integration and employee-business alignment - but often ...Read more
I recently spoke to an audience of human capital professionals about my successes in developing new hire onboarding programs. After my presentation, one attendee asked me what innovative onboarding strategies and tactics I was using to impress new employees and stand out in the talent market. He didn’t like my response.
Whether you are in a position to provide onboardning coaching support for newly placed managers or you are an external coach in a position to provide onboarding support to mid-level manager hires; this webcast will detail the evolution of onboarding support from a brief orientation to an ongoing comprehensive support process.
The Consequence of a Poor First Impression
Ninety percent of companies correctly believe employees make their decision to stay or leave within the first six months of employment. During this period, employees are in unfamiliar territory and highly alert to signals and experiences, however minor, that will help them navigate their new work environment.
You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee.
They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety.
Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want ...
The world of work is evolving to allow people to work in their own time and own way. This makes a huge impact on the possibilities for working parents or people with other time intense interests outside of work. However, what does this mean ...Read more
Throughout my career, I’ve dabbled in the world of “new employee orientation.” I’ve shown really boring slides, helped new-hires decipher a myriad of insurance options, given office tours, and scheduled “meet-n-greets” with other employees and leaders. All of these activities have resulted in varying levels of effectiveness.
Failures in onboarding practices are magnified when the new hire is in a position of leadership. Learn to avoid common onboarding mistakes and ensure successful leadership tranisitions in the future.
Effective new hire onboarding will be critical for employee retention and engagement in the future as demographic shifts significantly alter the talent landscape. America’s 80 million Baby Boomers will be succeeded in their roles by a cohort (Generation X) that is half their size, intensifying the competition among employers for top talent.
The most important new ideas coming out of last week’s Conference Board Onboarding Lab include 1) Deploying a systemic integrated approach to onboarding, 2) Personalizing onboarding efforts and 3) Not leading until you’ve earned ...Read more