The role of onboarding in welcoming and acculturing an employee can never be understated. Why is onboarding so important? It is because this is when the new employee gets acclimatized to the new organization that she has joined. From the employer’s perspective too, onboarding is very important, since it is through this process that the employer gets a fair idea of the new employee’s talents, capabilities, behaviors, potential, and attitudes.
One major misunderstanding that many people in the corporate environment have is that of onboarding and orientation being one and the same. This is a clear fallacy, because the two are different from each other. Onboarding is a lengthy process which begins long before the employee joins the organization and lasts for a few months after the joining date, of which orientation is a small part.
Shoddy onboarding can cost organizations dear
Since onboarding is a long process, and a very important one, at which the employee assimilates into the organization; it is absolutely imperative for organizations to get it right. Onboarding has a defined set of objectives and purposes, and each of these has to be adhered to very meticulously. Getting it wrong spells doom for the organization: it is believed that improperly implemented onboarding makes hourly workers to leave the organization four months on average after joining, and regular employees, within one-and-a-half years of joining. Surely, this is the kind of turnover that any company would consider too expensive and avoidable.
This is why human resources needs to get a complete understanding of the right way of onboarding. This method should be efficient, and should foster integration of the new hires into the organization, rather than be the reason for which people look for the earliest opportunity to leave the organization. HR should ensure that onboarding becomes the phase at which the employee gets an understanding of not just the processes and business, but of the most important aspect of an organization, namely its culture.
Training on getting onboarding right
TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the areas of human resources, will show how to get onboarding right at a webinar. Michael D. Haberman, co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc. a consulting and services company and a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher, who has over 17 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation, will be the speaker at this webinar.
Organizations that want to avoid the high cost of turnover brought about by the implementation of sloppy onboarding practices can learn the ropes of effective onboarding by registering for this webinar, by visiting TrainHR
Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.
Effective onboarding decides whether the employee stays or leaves
The crucial importance of good onboarding will be emphasized at this webinar. Onboarding should be such that it helps the organization make use of the skill and qualification that each employee brings. Such employees are invaluable in shaping and developing the organization’s intellectual property and helping the organization derive benefit out of it. While finding the right employees is important; they can serve the organization better only when they are tuned to its culture and way of life. Michael will highlight these points.
This webinar will have high value for personnel in positions that involve onboarding, such as HR Managers, Office Managers, Supervisors, Managers and Company Owners.
Michael will cover the following areas at this session:
- The cost of turnover
- The steps involved in onboarding
- Before the hire
- During the hire
- The first day
- The first week
- The ongoing process
- What potential activities are included?