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Keep New Hires Engaged During Longer Orientation Programs

When orientation programs are longer than a couple of days, mix in a few activities to keep it interesting and keep the new hires engaged in the program. The activity examples provided in this article aren’t just fun, but also enable for the new hire to get acclimated to the organization and begin to develop […]

Make a New Hire’s First Day on the Job a Good One

A new hire’s first day on the job should be a memorable experience – a good memory! Remember, first impressions carry weight. You want your new hire’s first day to be one that (s)he remembers positively.

Imagine these two scenarios:

Scenario 1: Allan walked into the office at 8:45 AM his first day on the […]

Onboarding at the Department or Workgroup Level

Onboarding does not need to be the responsibility of Human Resources only. Business line managers, supervisors and team leaders could, and should, be onboarding new employees at the department or workgroup/team level.

Onboarding at the department or workgroup level will be different that onboarding completed by Human Resources. Consider the following components to be covered/shared […]

Getting a New Employee Engaged - Part II

A mini case study

Please read Part I for the story.

Robert reached out to a few colleagues and friends to understand how they engage new employees within their organizations. He got a few ideas that he felt would work well within his department and the organization.

The ideas that he got and decided to […]

Getting a New Employee Engaged - Part I

A mini case study

When a new employee joins the organization, it is important to get them engaged as soon as possible. This enables them to be productive and be able to contribute sooner to the organizational goals. It also increases their comfort and confidence.

Consider this story:

Allison has recently joined Robert’s department, which […]