Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring special cases, part of Onboarding New Hires (2014).
What we've been addressing so far in this course…is onboarding for the typical new employee.…Now, it might be useful to think about…the non-typical employee.…There are two types that immediately come to mind.…Executives, and people who simply don't fit…the common profile found in your workforce.…Let's briefly consider each.…Executives are a unique case for several reasons.…The amount of talent at this level is much more rare.…The cost of executive talent is very high,…and thus, the risk associated with not selecting…and socializing effectively is huge.…
Your goal should be to help the new executive…get up to speed as quickly as possible after…the hiring decision and to help them plan…for their initial success.…The executives themselves will be very focused…on these goals, but as outsiders just now coming in,…you're in a position to help them.…You can use a peer executive,…a professional executive coach, a member of your…HR team with strong executive onboarding skills,…or a specialized onboarding consulting firm.…
- 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.