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Onboarding is NOT Orientation – How to Improve the New Employee Experience


No exercise is perhaps as vital in instilling a sense of loyalty and association in an employee about the organization she has just joined, as onboarding. Onboarding goes beyond just orientation, which is a onetime exercise. Onboarding is a continuous process that lasts weeks, months, and sometimes, even years, and has the purpose of acclimatizing the employee with the organization.

An onboarding process that goes awry can spell disaster for the organization, because when the employee’s attitude is not made to align with the organization during this initial period, the employee is not likely to develop a sense of fealty for the organization, and in fact, is likely to develop a negative attitude towards it.

Happy Businesswomen Shaking Hands During Meeting

The result of bad onboarding are there to see: no fewer than half the hourly wage employees quit within four months of joining, and half of the regular wage employee leave the organization in less than 18 months.

The antidote to this ailment is for organizations to have a properly designed and executed onboarding plan in place. So, how do organizations do this? A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, which is being organized on March 27, will show how. Co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., Michael Haberman, will be the expert at this session.

To gain vital insights into how to put a meaningful and effective onboarding program that help retain new hires, please visit TrainHR


The aim of this webinar is to show how organizations can be successful in nurturing loyal and committed employees, through a properly worked out onboarding process. Onboarding, of which orientation is only a part, is the surest means to getting them there. At this webinar, Michael will explain the ways by which to orient the employee into the organization’s thinking and culture during the onboarding stage.

These areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • 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?

HR Managers, Office Managers, Supervisors, Managers and Company Owners are some of the personnel that will benefit from this session.


About the expert: A consultant, speaker, writer and teacher; Michael brings several years of experience in dealing with the challenges of human resources in the 21st century. His consulting and services company offers complete human resources solutions.

Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRsolutions.com, which has been recognized as a top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources. In addition, Mike has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues including wage and hour compliance, rewards, culture, social media use in HR, practical futurism for HR departments and more.


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Onboarding New Hires: How to Get them Quickly up to Speed, Engaged and Productive


Onboarding is an activity that has got a far lesser share of importance than it should have. Although the most important exercise in selecting the new hires and acclimatizing them to the organization, it has hardly got its due, mainly because of the misconception that onboarding consists of only induction and orientation.

True, onboarding starts with induction, but the really purpose of onboarding is in bringing about a cultural connection between the new hire and the organization. For this reason, onboarding should be seen as not a destination, but a journey. Depending on the position for which onboarding is being done and the person’s outlook, it could stretch from a few weeks to a few months.

It is far easier to familiarize the new hire with the physical aspects of onboarding, such as the business practices, goals, objectives and policies, than to do so with that aspect of onboarding that really counts: the adaptation and assimilation of the new employee into the organization. Success in helping to achieve this is the benchmark of the effectiveness of the onboarding process.

TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing a webinar on September 5, at which organizations can learn how to strike their onboarding process rich. Marcia Zidle, the CEO of Leaders At All Levels, will be the expert at this session. Please enroll for this webinar by visiting https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/onboarding-new-hires:-how-to-get-them-quickly-up-to-speed,-engaged-and-productive–702598LIVE?wordpress-seo.


So, what happens when the onboarding process goes awry? These are the results it brings about in the organization:

  • One in three new hires will leave the organization within half a year of joining
  • Nearly the same proportion of new executive hires fails to meet targets
  • Companies end up losing six out of ten new hires in a mere four years at the present average annual turnover rate of 10-15%.

The silver lining is that this entire process is reversible, as a study conducted by The Aberdeen Group has shown. Properly chosen and appropriately nurtured onboarding processes can arrest this decline by helping to retain as much as seven out of ten new leadership talents. Although true overall, as the study says, organizations have to factor in the significant discrepancy in the content and extent of these programs.

In explaining the elements of an effective onboarding process for new hires, Marcia will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Learn six mistakes to avoid in your new hire onboarding process
  • Identify the 4 C’s: The building blocks of an effective onboarding program
  • Recognize the difference between orientation and onboarding: They are not the same
  • Review the six best practices, with real-world examples, for implementing an onboarding program in your organization
  • Understand the responsibilities of three key stakeholders: Executive management, human resources, the new hire’s manager.

CEO’s, COO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers and Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Staff Managers and Supervisors are some of the positions that will benefit from this webinar.


About the speaker: A board certified executive coach, Marcia works with executives, management teams and high potential professionals. Marcia is the author of “The Effective Manager: What Really Works” handbooks and “Career Savvy: Life Preservers for Today’s Rough Seas and Tomorrow’s Raging Waters”.

She is the host of The Business Edge, a weekly internet radio show on the business channel of Voice America Media, giving practical advice to executives and managers on how to take their company, firm or practice to that next level with less stress and more success.




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What’s New in Onboarding


Interviews are only a part of the onboarding process. The onboarding process includes the interview, as well as the induction process, the training, plus much else. In other words, it is the means by which the new hires are acclimatized into the organizational culture. So, it is very crucial to create a positive impression into the new hires about the organization. This is the primary objective of an onboarding process.

This is also the reason for which the onboarding process should not be carried out clumsily. If done this way, the gains of the interview process would go on to get neutralized and undone. This is something that organizations need to avoid if they have to get the new talent to take off and grow into the organization.

When done right, a proper onboarding process can fill the organization’s bottom line to the tune of millions of dollars. However, getting it wrong can wreck the bottom line. This is why HR should develop and implement a well thought-out process that matches employee expectations.

Want to learn the ways of designing, developing and implementing an effective onboarding program with which employees become fully engaged, productive and successful in quick time? Then, a learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources industry, is just right for you.

This session, which TrainHR is organizing on May 9, brings the highly respected Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader, Lynn Ware, as the expert at this session. To derive the benefit of the rich experience that Dr. Ware brings into this topic, register for this sixty-minute session by visiting http://bit.ly/2VUcsTI

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


The essence of this learning is the knowledge that Dr. Ware will impart about the current best practices in onboarding and the ways of organizing the new hire experience to build commitment, confidence and competence. She will also explain how current day technologies, such as online gaming, and mobile applications can be integrated into the onboarding process to improve the engagement and inspire the new talent to quickly grasp the knowledge and skills they need to perform in the new job.


This learning will help participants of this webinar to adapt ways by which they can rapidly contribute to the achievement of the organization’s desired business results. Incorporating these strategies will help participating organizations implement the latest in onboarding technology.

This webinar is aimed at benefiting all the personnel who are involved in the onboarding process, and these include Human Resource Professionals, HR Generalists, Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Executives, Talent Managers, and Retention Consultants.

Dr. Ware will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Turn your onboarding event into a 90 day process
  • Engage your new hires in learning the required skills quickly and easily
  • Use technology to streamline new hire logistics and help them learn new job skills in an engaging and interesting way
  • Ensure team cohesion and support for new hires by involving key team members in the process
  • Maximize new hire productivity by ensuring candidates have the tools to “pre-board”
  • Increase the retention of all new hires and reduce their turnover during the first year on the job
  • How to design a 90-day onboarding process that reduces the time it takes to get new employees up to speed
  • How to provide your virtual organization with the mobile application for tablets and smartphones
  • How to design and develop the content and learning activities to be used on the gaming platform
  • How to use manager, buddy and new employee checklists in the process
  • How to measure the business impact and contribution your new onboarding process delivers
  • Innovative case examples
  • Your Questions.


About the speaker: Dr. Ware is the CEO and President at Integral Talent Systems, Inc. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

Dr. Ware has experience designing, implementing and measuring a wide variety of integrated talent management solutions in the consumer products, energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing and retail industries.

She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.