EP 09: Orientation and Onboarding for Your New Hires

Orientation and Onboarding for Your New Hires

Onboarding really is that magic moment when an employee decides to become engaged—or remain disengaged—inside of an organization. If your organization is spending the time and the resources to hire an individual, you probably have a very specific need and a clear idea of what that is. Unfortunately, we often forget to create a great first connection during the intake process. So today’s episode is all about how to onboard your new hires in a way that ensures their success before they even set foot in the door.

Listen in to learn the importance of having your team involved with the onboarding process so that your new hire feels welcomed, as well as how to include your new hire’s family in the process. If you’re searching for a way to ease your new hire’s anxiety and amp up their excitement for starting with your company, this is the episode for you

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why making your intentions clear from the start is crucial. (1:22)
  • The benefit of having a great onboarding process—and how to make one. (2:00)
  • The importance of including your entire team in the onboarding process. (4:09)
  • The difference between onboarding and orientation. (8:01)
  • Keys to success with onboarding. (11:05)
  • How to ensure you are involved in the orientation process. (14:49)

Actionable Takeaway for HR Professionals:

  • Make sure new hires are brought into the organization in a very structured way that honors who they are and integrates them into the culture. (15:54)

Actionable Takeaway for Executives:

  • Ensure that you are involved in the orientation process. (14:45)

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” - @TraciLScherck Click To Tweet

“Onboarding really starts before {a new hire’s} first day of employment.” - @TraciLScherck Click To Tweet

“We want to make sure that during the pre-boarding process, we are also onboarding the families.” - @TraciLScherck Click To Tweet

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