Transitions Offer Opportunities
the start of a new year and the hopeful prospects that business may actually improve,
HR teams that have not been recently focused on onboarding issues may be turning their
thoughts to this vital area. And, as
HR looks at onboarding it will be important to take time to reexamine what onboarding
should look like for your organization.
observing the onboarding process over the last few years, it is apparent to me that
there is really no clear definition of onboarding. Some consider onboarding to be
just the process of getting all necessary forms completed and providing the new employee
with everything needed to do the job. Others
see it as an ongoing process that eventually flows into employee engagement. As
you begin reassessing onboarding for your organization, I believe taking a broader
view of onboarding offers many opportunities to touch the new employee and reinforce
the organizational brand.
recent article ( http://tinyurl.com/4vbwkl9 )
in Inc. gave some good insight into the new employee’s first
90 days. However, one of the ideas presented
that caught my attention was that transitions provide wonderful opportunities to start
afresh. In those first days, weeks and
even months, there are numerous, powerful transition points that can impact employees. Each
transition offers yet another opportunity to reinforce the brand and strengthen the
relationship with the employee.
transitions also offer opportunities to connect the new employee with your available
HR services. Whether the transition point
has a planned survey or a one-on-one connection, appropriate HR services can be incorporated
in the process to highlight the services while helping enable the transition.
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