How can a new employee feel comfortable in a new
Discomfort in a new job stems from a lack of knowledge
about the job, and its expectations. Also, having little
or no understanding of how work gets done in the organisation
or what the organisational culture is, makes it difficult
to "hit the ground" running because there
is so much guess work.
A successful on-boarding program should address those
factors that typically play a role in a new employee's
failure. Therefore, a successful on-boarding program
- Lessen the learning curve for the new employee
by providing training on processes, applications and
how "BAU" business as usual gets done.
- Ramp up the time to real productivity through coaching,
and by establishing performance goals and expectations
- Clearly explain job requirements and expected outcomes.
- Increase retention by ensuring an employee feels
supported in an environment responsive to questions
and new ways of working.
- Help the new employee feel comfortable in the new
- Detail the more abstract areas of the organisation
including its culture.
The Advantage of a Web-based On-boarding Program
A web-based on-boarding program can be designed with
the end user in mind. It can accommodate a wide spectrum
of new hires with individualized information detailed
by staff resource type and level. It can also present
varying benefit programs and options. Not only, can
a web-based on-boarding program present foundation information
that is applicable to the entire organisation, it can
also provide information specific to managers. The information
most suited to web-based on-boarding programs includes
company history and overview, organisational structure,
Using a web-based on-boarding program allows for anytime,
anywhere learning immediately upon hiring without having
to wait for other new hires for face-to-face training.
An interactive CD or URL link shows the new employee
you value their time in getting up to speed as quickly
as possible. By providing an on-boarding program before
the actual start date, new hires begin to build interest,
loyalty and knowledge of the company.
An on-boarding program shows the organisation cares,
and recognises the investment it's making in the new
hire, and the new employee in the organisation. By learning
important organisational information immediately and
not having to wait to get questions answered, an on-boarding
program provides new hires with an opportunity to process
information and be prepared to ask questions immediately
when starting the job. A quality on-boarding program
sets your organisation a part as more competitive. A
well defined and established on-boarding program can
be used as a selling point in the recruitment phase.
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With 20 years experience as a business and learning needs analyst, Ruth offers a strategic business approach to learning. Ruth's knowledge of adult learning methodologies, and strong analytical skills, ensures she quickly understands the "big picture" of how business goals align to learning.
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