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Setting the Stage for Successful Employee Onboarding


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Onboarding is a vital element in the talent management cycle and is defined as the process for assisting new employees adjust to the organizational, cultural, social and performance aspects of their new job. It’s important to have a plan and a focus that fits your organization in order to achieve the ultimate goal of developing committed and successful relationships between employees and the organization.

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Setting the Stage for Successful Employee Onboarding

  1. 1. Setting  the  Stage  for  Successful  Employee  Onboarding @RobinSchooling          
  2. 2.   the  process  for  assisting  new  employees  in  their   adjustment  to  the  organizational,  cultural,  social  and   performance  aspects  of  their  new  jobs  
  3. 3. is  your  onboarding  experience  all   about  the  forms  and  checklists?  
  4. 4. how  can  you  fix  it?
  5. 5. determine  your  model highly  structured?   systematic?   sink  or  swim?   HR  process  …or   everyone’s   responsibility?
  6. 6. find  the  proper  mix  formal:    fixed  sequence  of  activities    policies  &  procedures    coordinated  socialization  informal:        peer  to  peer        spontaneous
  7. 7. why  it’s   important new  employees  who  feel   welcome  and  prepared  for   their  roles  will  more  quickly   become  successful   contributors  the  candidate  stage! ing onboarding  begins  dur
  8. 8. The  4  C’s  of  Onboarding   (1)  Compliance  is  the  lowest  level  and  includes  teaching   employees  basic  legal  and  policy-­‐related  rules  and   regulations   (2)  Clarification  refers  to  ensuring  that  employees   understand  their  new  jobs  and  all  related  expectations copyright  Talya  N.  Bauer  Ph.D.  (2010),  Portland  State  University  
  9. 9. The  4  C’s  of  Onboarding   (3)  Culture  is  a  broad  category  that  includes  providing   employees  with  a  sense  of  organizational  norms  -­‐  both   formal  and  informal   (4)  Connection  refers  to  the  vital  interpersonal   relationships  and  information  networks  that  new   employees  must  establish copyright  Talya  N.  Bauer  Ph.D.  (2010),  Portland  State  University  
  10. 10. manager’s  role  is  critical ✓  work  group   assimilation   ✓  create  clarity   around  role,   responsibilities   and  expectations   ✓  provide  feedback   ✓  encourage  skill   development  
  11. 11. the  importance  of   team  members provide  support share  knowledge create  welcoming  climate
  12. 12. w u  do? an  yo t  else  c ha
  13. 13. you  can… ✓  create  personal  onboarding  plans  for  each   employee   ✓  offer  employee  resource  groups   ✓  implement  30-­‐60-­‐90  day  check-­‐ins   ✓  use  technology  and  allow  employees  to  track   their  ongoing  onboarding  status
  14. 14. e rformanc pe people the  3  P’s  of  social  integration   politics
  15. 15. fit  and  culture “here’s  the  way  we  REALLY  do  things  around  here”
  16. 16. goal! develop  committed  and  successful  relationships   between  employees  and  employer
  17. 17. and  sell  out  the  house
  18. 18.  SILVER  ZEBRAS,  LLC                            @RobinSchooling