Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a direction, part of Onboarding New Hires.
Every organization faces a decision…about how formally to handle the process…of bringing on new employees.…There are two extremes to consider.…The first is the more common approach.…That's onboarding,…which is the focus of this entire course.…The other major choice is to do nothing.…That's right,…for many people,…even in many professional roles,…they're just told to get to work.…We call that "the sink or swim approach,"…or more commonly,…the "on-the-job training" approach.…Let me begin by stating that there is no perfect approach.…
Every person is different,…and we all have different learning styles.…That is, how we effectively take in information…and retain it and understand it is different across people.…One of the common mantras…in the world of onboarding…is that we need to provide a consistent initial experience…across new employees.…I tend to agree,…but I do think you also have to strive…to understand each individual's needs.…Having said all of that,…one of those two general approaches is most popular,…and that's a formal onboarding process.…
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- Cite the internal tasks you should complete before a new hire arrives.
- Explain ways in which a manager can help a new employee succeed.
- Differentiate among buddy, mentor, and coach.
- Describe the behaviors that are associated with successful employees.
- Highlight the important tasks you should complete during an employee’s first year.
- Explain why more face-to-face interaction between bosses and new employees is a positive onboarding practice.