Employee onboarding is one of the most critical tasks for managers and human resources departments. Setting an employee up for success on — or in some cases, before — day one is key to their long-term success within the company.
There are a lot of different onboarding strategies you can use during an employee’s orientation, but simply handing the new hire a copy of the employee handbook and benefits brochure doesn’t work. According to Forbes Coaches Council, these seven newer strategies will become more common among companies looking to effectively onboard today’s employees.
1. Assign Older Mentors
With the brain drain of baby boomers leaving the workforce, I believe companies and organizations will begin to create relationships that will help drive wisdom into the next generations. The generational wisdom we lose every day in the workforce will negatively impact organizations unless they figure this out. Smart companies will now make this a key part of their onboarding practice. – John M. O’Connor, Career Pro Inc.
2. Teach Strong And Dynamic Communication Skills
The alarm rose, jarring human resource departments, when a 2016 Gallup report showed 68% of American employees were not engaged. Cutting-edge workplaces will power-up on communication skills, adding in values and empathy so new staff has strong, clear, dynamic skills. I recommend boosting all staff’s communication skills. Build your people and community, and foster culture improving your engagement. – Christine J. Culbertson (Boyle), Coach Christine: Building Business, Leaders and BIG Lives
3. Personalize The Onboarding Journey
A tailored onboarding journey that matches expectations from both employer and employee is a good strategy for companies to use. By redesigning and streamlining the onboarding process and talent support, you can improve not only your business outcomes, but also overall talent satisfaction. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute
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