What does employee onboarding mean to you? If your answer is "loading them on a boat?" you definitely need this session. But even if you have what appears to be an effective program for getting new employees off to a good start, there may be ways to improve. This session will look at expanding onboarding beyond the usual orientation and training and also suggest ways to use it to re-engage an existing workforce.
• Define employee onboarding and examine typical components of it, and discuss why it is a critical tool for companies to use • Identify ways to ensure that your onboarding program emphasizes company culture, promotes engagement, and helps reduce turnover • Examine ideas to re-connect with new employees during the first weeks and months of employment to extend the onboarding process and ensure engagement • Consider steps in the onboarding process to engage employees not traditionally involved in new hire activities, helping to re-engage them in company culture