How to Make Your Employee Onboarding Program Effective

As a company, keeping new employees on board is always challenging and making sure they adapt well to the team. While they may show they are excited to join the team, this excitement can wane quickly if you cannot improve their work experience, so they can be dissuaded from looking for another job or resigning from the position.

Fortunately, you can resolve this problem by making your employee onboarding program more effective. Here below are some tips that you can apply to achieve this target:

Have a longer learning schedule

Standard orientation programs tend to only focus on the basics and the overview of their job position before leaving them on their own to learn the rest. Sometimes, these programs last only a few days to a month, with only a limited number of chances to continue learning through seminars and conferences.

Most employees are still uncertain about their position in a company even after 6 months. If they don’t feel they are getting support from the company, they may consider leaving. With a more extended onboarding program, your new employees will learn the company’s ins and outs better and become more engaged with the rest of the team.

Use guide learning

While extending the onboarding program and having in-depth learning is already great for improving the program, you must ensure it continues throughout your employee’s tenure.

To achieve this, you must have a structured or guided learning plan within your employee onboarding program. You can give your employees a checklist of milestones they should try to achieve, a schedule of check-ins and assessments to check their progress and a plan to help them achieve their goals. It would be best if you made sure that these plans are specific to their job position so you can tailor the guide learning program accordingly.

Get them a coach

For new employees to learn the ropes of their position, you want them to be guided by the right mentor within your company. The mentors will help the recruits learn the company’s culture better and answer any questions they may have. Mentors can also do regular check-ins to see how well the new hire is fairing and what can be done to improve their situation in case they face issues due to the transition.

Create a strong network

You can improve your onboarding program by helping them build the network they need to make connections. Social connections are important for success and provide employees with the foundation they need to learn more about their position. It also helps them become a part of the company and reduces their chances of leaving.

Every company wants a solid and loyal employee base that will help the company achieve their business goals. By having an effective employee onboarding program, you can achieve these goals and ensure that your employees will enjoy being a part of your company.

Besides making your onboarding of employees effective, it is important to make employees happy as well and here is how you do it right:
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 What about The Employee who is UnConsciously Hired to SHAKE THINGS UP!!! EveryOne; that Black Sheep who Rebels for Purposes of Innovation and Co-Creation EveryBody, thus Flushing Away The BullShit and Crap of Conventional, Corporate, Bad Behaviours 🤔 ?

    ‘We Have Always Done it This Way’ is a Great Epitaph for a Corporate Tomb Stone

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎



  2. Gregoryno6 says:

    Also, have an exorcist treat their computer before they start work.

    Seriously. I started a new job on Monday and my little work laptop behaved as if Beelzebub himself was riding the circuits. It wouldn’t let me access half the sites or pages I needed.

    IT Support got it working, eventually… after a couple of days of ‘It really shouldn’t be doing that.’

    Liked by 1 person

  3. newwhitebear says:

    You are inexhaustible in suggestions, they are all spot on.


  4. Great post! Also important for the company to organize themselves so they have a smooth process figured out before onboarding new people.


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