Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Onboarding New Hires (2014).
In this course, I've given you a lot…to think about, in terms of the onboarding process.…Now, I want to help you figure out exactly how…to begin improving your approach.…The first step will be an audit.…Use this course as a great place to begin.…You can always go find more extensive books…and resources associated with onboarding,…but you can start right here because the basics…are well covered.…Walk through each area we discussed and give…your company a score of "Good," "Okay," or "unacceptable."…The purpose here is to think about all the major…areas of the onboarding process and your…current general ability in each area.…
Do this yourself.…Then, have a colleague, or the entire group,…complete the activity as well.…This way, you can see how much everyone is…viewing your current state the same or different.…This type of simple, initial audit will give…everyone the ability to start to prioritize the…tasks ahead of you that will clearly result…in an improved process.…Let me push you even harder for just a moment.…
- 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.