Onboarding is the process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating, and accelerating new team members, whether they come from outside or inside the organization. The prerequisite to successful onboarding is getting your organization aligned around the need and the role. Align: Acquire: Accommodate: Assimilate: Accelerate: Make sure your organization agrees on the need for a new team member and the delineation of the role you seek to fill. Identify, recruit, select, and get people to join the team. Give new team members the tools they need to do the work. Help them join with others so they can do the work together. Help them and their team deliver better results faster.
Effective onboarding of new team members is one of the most important contributions any hiring manager or Human Resources (HR) professional can make to long-term success. Onboarding done right drives new employee productivity, accelerates results, and significantly improves talent retention. Yet few organizations manage the pieces of onboarding well. Even fewer organizations use a strategic, integrated and consistent approach like the one described in this article. Why? Because onboarding is not something you do every day, it’s hard to get good at. With deliberate practice, however, you can accumulate best practices onboarding expertise. This article (and the book of the same title) shows you the way, step-by-step.
Total Onboarding Program (TOP)
A Total Onboarding Program will take your organization to a new level of effectiveness by improving and integrating the disconnected experiences and messages new employees get during the recruiting and on-the-job learning process. This is a powerful, vulnerable time in the life of an employee. It represents the most important “teachable moment” your organization will ever have. If you can plan and use onboarding to put each new employee and the organization in full