Onboarding – An Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Orienting and Managing New Employees

The core premise of our new book, Onboarding[1], is that things work better when all efforts to recruit, orient, and manage new employees point in the same direction, integrated into one Total Onboarding Program (TOP). This note lays out 12 issues that arise in the way some organizations currently manage the various aspects of onboarding and suggests ways to do things differently (and better).

Alignment Issues

Issue: Solving the WRONG problem
- Suggestion: clarify BROADER DESTINATION

Operating in ISOLATION
- ALIGN stakeholders

Acquisition Issues

RECRUITING SEQUENTIALLY
- create a SLATE of candidates

Separating BUYING & SELLING
- PRE-SELL while buying

PHYRRIC VICTORIES in closing the sale
- make a STRATEGIC SALES

Accommodation Issues

Doing it TO or FOR THEM
- CO-CREATE PERSONAL ONBOARDING PLAN (POP)

NEGLECTING the basics
- ACCOMMODATE their needs

Assimilation Issues

SURPRISING people
- Manage the ANNOUNCEMENT

Poor FIRST IMPRESSIONS
- Manage DAY ONE

Taking a SINK or SWIM approach
- ASSIMILATE proactively

Acceleration Issues

Leaving them ALONE too soon
- ACCELERATE through the 1st 100-days and beyond

Integration Issues

Solving each of the 1st 11 ON THEIR OWN
- Deploy a TOTAL ONBOARDING PROGRAM (TOP)

For more:
Order the book or download an executive summary at www.primegenesis.com.
Get the full essay behind this note by emailing me at gbradt@primegenesis.com.


[1] Onboarding: How to Get Your New Emploees Up to Speed in Half the Time, Bradt and Vonnegut (Wiley, 2009)

Comments

  1. Janet Apos says:

    PHYRRIC VICTORIES in closing the sale
    - make a STRATEGIC SALES
    This statement is grammatically incorrect.
    It should read "make STRATEGIC SALES" or "make a STRATEGIC SALE"  or  "make a STRATEGIC SALES PLAN" perhaps? 
     

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