Getting “Bored” with Your Onboarding Process?
Make Onboarding and Training Fast and Easy!
For most of us, we have experienced what it’s like to be that “newbie”. That’s right, a new face in a new company where countless thoughts of excitement, worry and anxiety flood our minds. If you are like many, those thoughts can turn into piercing questions or doubts. Did you make the right decision? Is this truly the right company for you? Where is the nearest exit in case you need to make a run for it?
As an employer, hiring manager, or HR representative, your focus is guaranteeing that you can “walk the walk”. Your newly hired employee accepted the position for a reason, now it’s up to you to ensure that he or she continues to feel that this opportunity was too good to pass up.
So, how does this happen? Think about the first few days on the job and how much information and training was provided. It’s a bombardment of documents, materials and an assortment of new knowledge that needs to be retained quickly. Quite frankly, it can also be B-O-R-I-N-G! Onboarding has been known to be a long drawn-out process, but it doesn’t have to be. Although it should be an extension through an employee’s first year, it can be done in a few quick and easy steps to make the process more fulfilling. First, let’s take a step back of what a more conventional approach looks like-
Conventional Onboarding and Training Process
As you have probably noticed, more paperwork and training are the trend here. This process can be so bland that it drains your employee’s energy. Although each step is important, it doesn’t have to cost you time or your employee. The first couple of days during onboarding are most critical, because if the experience doesn’t live up to its expectations, then your employee may regret their decision to join your company. Down below are a few helpful tips that can help make the ultimate onboarding experience:
Helpful Tips to Ease Onboarding & Training
Success Strategies: Make Onboarding & Training Interesting and Fun!
Onboarding should fit your team culture, but an understanding of the employee’s needs or wants should also come from their perspective as well. The overall design and presentation of the onboarding experience should be in their best interest. The goal is for them to continuously understand their potential impact and contribution to the company. Also, be patient, as any good onboarding takes time.
by Jenn Jackson
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