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 with in this new company where almost everyone works remotely.
Imagine yourself as the HR professional responsible for employee recruitment and creating policy and procedures for onboarding new employees with different experience, 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 course we will attempt to give you enough information to effectively onboard employees at all levels into what for them is a new organization.
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.
• Onboarding roles and responsibilities for Human Resources professional
• The needs of the entry-level employee
• Roles and responsibilities in the workplace
→ How do I dress
→ What time should I show up
→ Personal/social concerns
→ Day one thoughts
• The basics: creating comfort for the entry-level new employee and others
→ The physical environment and needs for onboarding new employees
→ About the company
• Employee onboarding for those who have prior work experience
• The “hard” stuff
→ Legal requirements
→ Policy and procedures
→ Chain of command
→ Review of responsibilities
→ Physical and technical needs
• The soft-stuff
• Onboarding the Executive
→ Taking care of the Executive
→ Relocation help
• Employee onboarding best practices for the person not in your location
→ In a satellite location
→ Home – or alone in a different location
→ Teams working remotely
• New employee orientation
• Three months later
• About the company itself
• Employee Services
• Compliance training
• Miscellaneous information
• The lonely employee
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 course is especially important for anyone responsible for helping another person get acclimated and for developing the best in class onboarding programs.
Anyone responsible for onboarding or managing an employee new to the company. From entry-level employee to senior executive – all will benefit
• HR Professionals
• Training Professionals
• Senior Vice President
• Vice President
• Managing Director
• Regional Vice President
• Project Managers
• Chief Learning Officer
• Senior Managers
• Business Owners
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