In today’s video blog, CAI’s Vice President of Membership, Doug Blizzard, asks you to recall the onboarding stories of Jane Regret and Tom Happy. He then explains that whether a new hire decides to stay with your company depends on the rest of your procedures for onboarding.
Doug suggests designing a complete onboarding process for your new employees to experience. During the process, new hires should acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behavior to become effective organizational members.
When implemented effectively, Doug says a strong onboarding process can lead to higher job satisfaction, better job performance, faster production time, greater commitment and less stress. He believes the best onboarding practices are written and include the following items:
- Welcome activities
- One-on-one time with supervisors and company leaders
- Explanation of company culture
- A mentor or buddy
- Accessible resources
- Customized training and professional development
- Clear feedback and guidance
If you would like additional information for executing a sound onboarding program, please call a member of CAI’s Advice and Counsel Team at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746.