Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with HR, part of Onboarding New Hires.
To be honest, the role of human resources…in the onboarding process isn't complex.…It is interesting though,…because it's representative of the…transformation HR is now facing.…More on that in just a second.…First, let's be clear about HR's main responsibilities.…With regard to onboarding, in most organizations…they have three.…The first is strategic ownership of the onboarding process.…Typically this type of work is housed…in HR or the talent management area,…itself a function of HR.…Operationally, the new hire interacts…with HR only a little.…
Most of the time, the new person is sourcing…information on line or interacting…with their boss, buddy, or mentor.…However, it's HR who owns the process…and works behind the scenes…to ensure people are executing…their roles as needed.…HR reps serve as staff experts others…can call for assistance…with any part of the process.…Next, HR will facilitate and lead…the data collection process we've previously described.…They're responsible for the forms and tools to be used…and getting everyone familiar with how to use them.…
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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.