Building the perfect team can be tough. But after putting a lot of time and effort into recruiting, it’s what comes next that truly counts. A solid onboarding program can help your new colleagues feel welcome and at ease, instead of having to figure out everything by themselves. By encouraging participation and going that extra mile during the first few weeks, loyalty and employee happiness will be the reward further down the line.
Organisations have always been doing it. Every organisation has an onboarding practice. But… not all are equally conscious about how they bring people onboard, and not all have invested equally in their onboarding design, content or practice.
This article is the second of two. Where the first explored the onboarding process as a psychological phenomenon, this second article deals primarily with how to convert the insights of onboarding psychology into the practical design of onboarding processes.
Onboarding is a term that denotes the process a person goes through when starting a new job. Attention to onboarding is increasing and the phenomenon is slowly reaching a level of professionalism in line with disciplines such as recruitment, engagement, performance management, etc.
Onboarding - getting new hires off to a flying start
Retention, Time-to-performance and Costs
The Onboarding Model
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A Series of Q&A Interviews with innovators working at the intersection of human behavior and business transformation: Christian Harpelund, Co-founder and Consulting Director, Onboarding Group and author of the book: "Onboarding: Getting new hires off to a flying start."