Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing onboarding tools, part of Onboarding New Hires.
With onboarding we have so much information…and so many activities,…you have to ask yourself,…"What's the best way to organize all of this work?"…There have been traditionally three main approaches.…You'll make your decisions based on the size…of your organization and the size of your budget.…You can use a simple manual approach,…a technology-enabled approach,…or a completely digital process.…Today, a minority of organizations still use…a simple manual approach.…A strong majority use some form…of technology-enabled process,…and another minority of progressive organizations…are now using a completely paperless digital approach.…
The manual approach was fine for many years,…but it can be a lot of work.…Think about it.…You're trying to gather lots of information…about the firm, benefits, compensation,…employee rules and policies, and so on.…You'll spend a good bit of time…putting together the initial package,…and you'll have to wait for the new hire…to call you or mail you forms…and information in response.…That's slow.…
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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.