In today’s hiring wars, too many companies expend all their firepower getting great talent to apply for and accept their open positions. But onboarding is a critical moment when new hires evaluate whether or not they’ve made the right decision—and here many businesses drop the ball entirely. The onboarding process at LinkedIn is a shining example of how to make new hires feel welcomed, supported, and valued from day one.
(engaging music) … - When we think about employee engagement … and we think about the war for talent out there, … it's really important that we not only hire the best people … but once you actually hire people, you have to make sure … that they are really excited about joining your company, … so we realized that and actually built … that into our onboarding process, … so on day one, we created something called introduction … at your day one onboarding experience. … Typically, a new hire orientation … might be about giving your employee a ton … of information on their first day about benefits, … about everything that they could possibly … want to know about their company and they feel … like they have a firehose of information … going to them on the first day … and they're a little bit overwhelmed, … so instead, we created this experience … where we actually give them … an experience around learning about our culture and values, … learning about LinkedIn's products a little bit, … learning how to create an amazing profile because now …
This course includes videos from:
Josh Bersin, world-known industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte
James Citrin, leader of the North American CEO Practice of Spencer Stuart
Linda A. Hill, professor at Harvard Business School
Jamie Wheal, leading expert on the neurophysiology of human performance, Flow Genome Project
Kelly Palmer, thought leader on learning, business, and career development
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