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ORGANIZATIONAL TENSIONS
IN EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING
BY RON ZAMIR

D

eveloping an effective onboarding strategy and program can be one
of the toughest challenges for a corporate learning and development
group. Yet it remains one of the most impactful processes we can influence.
Research by the Human Capital Institute and Society for Human Resource
Management affirms the value of the onboarding process in improving
retention and shortening time to competency. According to SHRM, 60
percent of organizations surveyed saw effective onboarding improve time
to productivity, with BambooHR CEO Ben Peterson saying good onboarding
can improve performance by up to 11 percent.

ELEVATING
YOUR COMPANY'S
ONBOARDING
EXPERIENCE IS
AS MUCH ABOUT
CHOICE AS IT IS
ABOUT DESIGN.

Yet, in our experience, consistent, welldeveloped onboarding remains outside
the reach of many organizations. Moreover,
conflicting priorities and tensions over
onboarding ownership contribute to a
lack of optimization in this critical area of
training. Minimizing these conflicts can be
a key to better onboarding.

ONBOARDING OVERVIEW
Let's first look at the current state of
onboarding strategy. Effective onboarding
results in two overarching outcomes:
lower turnover and faster time to
competency. To achieve these, an
onboarding program should provide the
following employee experiences:
*	Orientation on rules and codes
of conduct
*	Presentation on the company's
culture and mission

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*	Socialization with managers and peers
*	Training on tasks and procedures
You could easily rate your organization
by how many of those experiences are
met with new hires in their first 30-6090 days on the job. Recent work by Allen
Communication in this area points to
best-in-class organizations knowing how
to mix and match these tasks for best
results, or, at the very least, focus on less
to achieve more in the two outcomes.
"All too often on-boarding misses the
mark," said Jathan Janove, principal
at Janove Organization Solutions.
"Instead, the process should be treated
as a new beginning-an opportunity
to connect the employee to a shared
purpose, to show how he or she can
make a meaningful difference, and
to establish a connection on an
individual level."


https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/onboarding-key-retaining-engaging-talent.aspx

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition

Perspectives
Table of Contents
Infographic
Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
When Good Content Becomes Great
Design Better, Design Backward
Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
Secure Mobile Learning
Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
What's Online
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Perspectives
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 5
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Infographic
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 7
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 9
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 11
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 12
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 13
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - When Good Content Becomes Great
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 15
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Design Better, Design Backward
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 17
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 19
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 20
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 21
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 23
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 25
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 27
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 28
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 29
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secure Mobile Learning
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 31
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 33
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 34
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 35
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 37
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 39
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 40
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 41
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 43
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 45
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - What's Online
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Company News
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