- Onboarding is often confused with orientation and given only superficial treatment.
- Managers play a critical role in onboarding. Onboarding training for managers is critical to ensuring that they understand and are prepared to onboard new hires.
- Due to the key role that managers play, new hires’ onboarding experience is often inconsistent across the organization.
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- Onboarding starts when the candidate accepts the job offer. It should be a continuation of the candidate experience.
- As with the candidate experience, embed the employee value proposition throughout onboarding to build on new hire enthusiasm and commitment.
Impact and Result
- Implement an onboarding program that addresses all three critical components – orientation, performance management, and development – over a series of months.
- Consider the different stakeholders and which groups will be virtual versus onsite to design the best approach to the organization’s onboarding activities.
- Work with managers on how to create an effective onboarding program to ensure that they are aware of their critical role in the process, ensuring a consistent onboarding experience across the organization.
Develop a Comprehensive Onboarding Plan
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How to complete this course:
Use these videos, along with the Project Blueprint deck above, to gain an understanding of the subject. Start with the Introduction, then move through each of the Course Modules. At the end of each Module, you will be required to complete a short test to demonstrate your understanding. You will complete this course when you have completed all of the course tests.
- Number of Course Modules: 5
- Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours
After completing this course, learners will be equipped to successfully drive employee engagement and retention through a comprehensive onboarding plan that acclimates, guides, and develops new hires along their onboarding journey.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Implement an onboarding program or improve their current one.
- Successfully ensure everyone who should be involved in the process is aware of their involvement, and learners will be provided with tips on how to let others know what they are accountable for.
- Work with and provide a manual for managers to create an effective and impactful onboarding program, ensuring a consistent onboarding experience across the organization.
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Introduction: Develop a Comprehensive Onboarding Plan
Workshop: Develop a Comprehensive Onboarding Plan
Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.
Module 1: Assess Current Onboarding Process
- Identify current practices within the onboarding program.
- Assess the needs of employees and employers.
- Define the problem and opportunities to address it.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Evaluation of the current program and gaps that need to be addressed.
- Understanding of the challenges faced by the organization and new employees.
Review insights and findings from data.
Brainstorm current onboarding challenges.
Map current onboarding and identify gaps in the acclimate, guide, and develop stages.
Identify employer and employee needs.
- Defined employer and employee needs.
Define the purpose statement.
Define goals and metrics for onboarding.
- Outlined current onboarding process and identified gaps.
Review and prioritize gaps for the acclimate stage.
Brainstorm and update administrative activities and resources.
Module 2: Develop an Onboarding Program
- Identify key onboarding activities.
- Ensure onboarding aligns to and supports the employee value proposition (EVP).
- Create effective and impactful socialization initiatives to best acclimate new hires.
- Form the new hire performance management process.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Onboarding program optimized.
- Acclimate and guide activities for new hires identified.
- Clear onboarding guidelines for managers created.
Identify key company information for the acclimate stage.
- Identified new Acclimate activities.
Brainstorm socialization activities and resources.
Review and prioritize gaps for the guide stage.
Identify new hire performance activities in the guide stage.
- Defined Guide activities.
Review and prioritize gaps for the development stage.
Identify high-impact development initiatives.
Determine tools and resources need for the development stage.
Module 3: Create an Action and Communication Plan
- Select relevant development methods for new hires.
- Prepare for the new onboarding program launch.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Establishment of core development practices for new staff.
- A plan to implement the revised program throughout the organization developed.
Add new activities into process map with swim lanes.
- Selected new Develop activities.
Review and update the onboarding map.
Create onboarding checklists.
Create an action plan.
- Created action plan.