Onboarding New Hires: How to Get Them Quickly Up To Speed, Engaged and Productive

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Create an Effective Onboarding Program to Integrate New Hires and Reduce Employee Turnover


Is your hiring and onboarding process costing you unnecessarily? Nearly one-third of people look for jobs within six months of employment. Almost one-third of externally hired executives miss expectations in the first two years. And, with 10-15% annual attrition, companies lose about 60% of their entire talent base within four years.

Introducing an onboarding program in to your hiring process can mean the difference between retaining top employees or watching them walk out the door after several months. Companies that implement an effective onboarding program during the first three months of the new hire employment experience will have 31% less turnover than those who don’t according to the Aberdeen Group.

Onboarding is important because it introduces the employee to the company’s culture and expectations and gives the employee the vital training and information they need to succeed in their new position. Robust onboarding programs help your talent get up to speed faster and deter them from leaving for greener pastures. A new hire’s compatibility or culture fit will likely also be determined during the onboarding process. This can save the employer from a prolonged investment into the wrong person.

A strategic onboarding plan can dramatically impact your business. Investing in an onboarding process will help reduce turnover and increase new hire effectiveness. An onboarding program isn’t just a routine checklist. It should be a comprehensive process that makes the new employee as well as the company confident that they made the right choice and that they can succeed in their new job.

Remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Onboarding isn’t just about facts; it’s about feeling, too. Effective onboarding programs provide an experience that helps new hires and leaders affirm that they made the right career move. In this session expert speaker Marcia Zidle will discuss what you need to know to ensure that your organization is building a stable and committed productive workforce from the start.

Session Objectives

With this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify the mistakes to avoid in your new hire onboarding process
  • The best practices in executive onboarding to accelerate executive success
  • Onboarding approaches to integrate the new hire into their job and the organization
  • Strategies to implement an onboarding program in the organization
  • The responsibilities of the key stakeholders: Executive management, human resources, the manager

Session Highlights

  • The key questions of new hires
  • The value of a buddy system and how it works
  • Examples of how companies perform their onboarding process
  • The difference between orientation and onboarding
  • Why the manager is the key and what they need to do
  • Why executive new hires don’t succeed and why they leave
  • The value of developing a new hire welcome kit for everyone
  • The 4 Cs of a robust onboarding program: Compliance, clarification, culture and connections

Who Should Attend

  • VP of human resources
  • Chief learning officer
  • Directors
  • Project managers
  • Operation managers and supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Human resources professionals
  • Anyone who has talent management responsibility
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About Our Speaker

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who works with companies to leverage their leadership and human capital assets.
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits.

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