What Makes for Great Onboarding in 2021Posted on June 8, 2021
Written by Sally Clarke
As the world transitions out of the pandemic, all signs are pointing to the hiring freeze that many companies experienced during 2020 being relaxed. Right now is a perfect opportunity to reevaluate and redefine your onboarding process for these new and exciting times.
Onboarding in 2021
What impact can a renewed, 2021-ready onboarding process have on employee wellbeing, engagement and productivity? Well, a lot, actually.
More than ever, the focus in onboarding needs to be not on people fitting into the organization, but on supporting employees to find a way of working that works for them – quickly and effectively.
“Help people find their fit – fast.”
Onboarding starts well before the first day of work, and ideally lasts for three to six months to offer newcomers the support they need to find their fit. What is an appropriate workload? Which aspects of the team’s work appeal to them? How and where do they prefer to work? Feeling that they are part of the decision-making process as to where they fit is empowering and facilitates engagement and personal investment. It can help new employees feel like part of the team, even very early in the role.
Meeting new employees’ needs and expectations
Today more than ever, focusing on employee goals and growth is an enormously important aspect of onboarding – and this is something young employees are actively looking for in the job market.
“Will this company and team help me achieve the personal and professional growth I seek?”
This is exactly where WOOSH5 can help.
The First 90 Days Trek
We have created a specifically developed program – or as we call it, “Trek” – for newcomers. The Calender-First-90-Days-Trek draws together an array of online tools specifically designed to help new employees:
- get clear on the strengths they have
- identify the strengths they want to build (and start building these)
- learn how to handle and balance inevitable stressors
- increase self-knowledge and emotional intelligence and
- find their place and purpose in the organization and their team.
The First 90 Days Trek transforms the enthusiasm and drive newcomers bring to the table into intrinsic motivation and engagement. And these are building blocks for long-term commitment and performance.
The result? Fast and fulfilling integration. A win for the new employee, their team and the company at large.
Curious how WOOSH5 can make your onboarding process post-pandemic proof? We thought so. Contact us now to learn how we can implement our program to optimize your onboarding process today.