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Increasing New Hire Success - From Orientation to Onboarding

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'Onboarding' is a new term compared to its older sibling, 'orientation', but while they are complementary, onboarding goes further and explores the unwritten and informal life of a new employee. This …

'Onboarding' is a new term compared to its older sibling, 'orientation', but while they are complementary, onboarding goes further and explores the unwritten and informal life of a new employee. This Psych Press graphical presentation takes a short look at this long process and what it involves for Human Resource Practitioners.

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  • Thanks Sumant, hope this info was helpful :) Feel free to send any questions or enquiries about onboarding to info@psychpress.com.au - Conrad
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  • 1. Orientation to Onboarding: Magnifying New Hire Success Psych Press News
  • 2. What is Onboarding? Onboarding is a processs that introduces new hires to your organisation’s culture. Onboarding Orientation Recruitment “The best onboarding strategies provide a fast track to meaningful, productive work, and strong employee relationships” – Ndunguru, 2012 © Copyright Psych Press 2013
  • 3. Orientation and Onboarding • Orientation and onboarding are complementary • Orientation is a starting ‘event’ covering formal requirements such as legal obligations • Onboarding is a longerterm even lasting weeks or months aimed at enhancing a new hire’s potential for success More Onboarding Onboarding Orientaton © Copyright Psych Press 2013 Even More Onboarding
  • 4. Maslow Meets Onboarding Growth • Career aspirations, professional development Esteem • Expectations, what’s rewarded (and what’s not) Belonging Safety Physiology • Unwritten rules, who’s who • Health & safety, policies & procedures • Workplace layout, where things are Orientation is focussed on formalities and avoiding problems, onboarding encompasses how to achieve excellence. “Ask two questions: what emotional take-away does the onboarding process create? What perceptual take away does the onboarding process create?” © Copyright Psych Press 2013 – Ndunguru, 2012
  • 5. Value of Onboarding Thus, onboarding should achieve… • Belief and acceptance of organisational goals and values • Commitment and effort towards the organisation • Desire to remain connected with the organisation © Copyright Psych Press 2013 Employee Culture Vision
  • 6. Growth of Onboarding • Pre-GFC, implementation of onboarding grew strongly • Intention or implementation went from around 40% to 76% of Aberdeen Group surveyed businesses • By this time, orientation programs were in nearly 93% of businesses 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% – Dai & De Meuse, 2007 © Copyright Psych Press 2013 2005 2006
  • 7. Successful Onboarding Best-in-class onboarders use strategies such as… • Creating new hire checklists • Introducing new hires to the ‘go to’ people • Provide forms to new hires before their first day • Create peer networking opportunities Employee – Laurano, 2013 “Onboarding fails when it’s viewed as an event instead of a process…” – Vargas, 2013 © Copyright Psych Press 2013 Employer
  • 8. Implementing Onboarding “There are two key performance indicators of successful onboarding: time to productivity, and engagement and retention” – Dai & De Meuse, 2007 Success Factors… • Emotionally engage starting day one • Articulate expectations and your reasoning • Addressing cultural fit is a journey, not a destination • Link expectations to skills and relationships • Onboarding is about helping hires form new habits © Copyright Psych Press 2013
  • 9. If you’re serious about Onboarding... We encourage you to visit our website at http://psychpress.com.au/psychometric/talentdevelop.asp?employee-induction to see more about how we can assist your induction and onboarding process. Alternatively, contact Dr. Gavin Didsbury on +61 3 9670 0590 or email info@psychpress.com.au to discuss your needs. © Copyright Psych Press 2013
  • 10. References Dai, G., & De Meuse, K.P. (2007). A review of onboarding literature. Laurano, M. (2013). Onboarding 2013: A new look at new hires. Aberdeen Group, Boston. Ndunguru, C.A. (2012). Executive Onboarding: How to hit the ground running. The Public Manager, 41(3), 6-9. Vargas, J. (2013). Generation Y: Yearns for challenging and satisfying government work. T+D, 67(3), 9. Vernon, A. (2012). New-hire onboarding: Common mistakes to avoid. T+D, 66(9), 32-33. © Copyright Psych Press 2013