All too often people are hired and expected to find their own way around. Often there are social and cultural expectations that are not clear to the newcomer. I’ve seen people fail because they didn’t have any help finding their way around the expectations and culture of the company.
Too, they probably weren’t even given all the tools they needed (computer, phone, etc.) in order to start working.
Because the more help you give or receive as a new employee the faster you can get up to speed and be an active contributor to your organization. This employee onboarding course is especially important for the HR recruitment process and for anyone responsible for helping another person get acclimated.
Imagine yourself walking into the office on the first day of your very first real full-time job. You are terrified. There is so much you need to learn and you are hoping you won’t make some huge embarrassing mistakes.
Imagine yourself walking into the office on the first day of your new position as Senior Vice-President of a company. You need to “hit the ground running” and aren’t even sure where to find your personal office.
Imagine yourself having accepted a position via phone and e-mail and are now about to start working from your desk in your second bedroom at home. You aren’t even sure how to communicate with anyone — or who to communicate within this new company where almost everyone works remotely.
Imagine yourself as the HR professional responsible for creating employee onboarding policy and procedures to onboard all these people with different experiences, needs, and wants.
What do they have in common? What are the critical differences you need to take into account in order to make each of them comfortable, as well as making sure they are legally compliant, understand and agree to company policy and procedures, respect and agree to comply with the company culture, and of course have everything they need in order to make them successful in their new jobs.
Some companies have formal New Employee Orientation Programs and we will share some of their ideas as well.
In this human resources management training, we will attempt to give you enough information on effective employee onboarding for all levels into what for them is a new organization.
Anyone responsible for onboarding or managing an employee new to the company; from entry-level employee to senior executive – all will benefit.
Years of Experience: 37+ years
Areas of Expertise: Planning, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, System Streamlining, Communication, People and Project Management
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well). This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private. This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire). She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.
She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.
Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.
Dr. Diamond teaches a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/Negotiation, Marketing, and Leadership.
Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations. A listing is available here. She is currently active in politics, Rotary, and ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.View all trainings by this speaker