The article highlighted a few of the different ways that companies are effectively bringing new hires into the fold. I certainly encourage you to read the entire article. Here are three of the strategies that stood out to me:
- Provide an Honest “Lay of the Land”: While the interview process should enable new employees to at least obtain a general idea of the company’s culture, they will need to quickly become acquainted with the personalities that exist among their co-workers. If the new employee is in a management or leadership position, they should certainly learn about any potential quirks or conflicts that may soon require their attention.
- Rotate Employees Through Multiple Departments: While it’s important for new employees to clearly understand what their responsibilities will be, it may help for them to learn how their efforts will contribute to the bigger picture. By allowing them to spend even a brief amount of time with various departments inside your company, you may increase their comfort level and overall understanding of what they’ll be helping to accomplish.
- Impress the Company’s Central Concept: It is critical that new employees become passionate about what your company provides. Along with helping them to become acquainted with your company’s key products or services — impress upon them the concepts and stories that have led your company to where it is currently at.
I hope that you find these tips helpful as you seek to improve your employee onboarding process.
Helping With Your Onboarding Process
At CBG Benefits, one of the services that we deliver is helping our clients create consistent and dynamic video presentations that are used to educate and excite new employees.