BLOG: Onboarding


Onboarding is more than new employee orientation.  It is a process for helping new hires adjust to performance demands and company culture so they can be successful members of your team.  One in four new hires doesn't last 180 days.  In my prior blog, Recruiting and Interviewing, I discussed the cost aspect of hiring.  You don't want to lose a good match because of poor onboarding. If new hires feel engaged with their coworkers and supported by management, they are more likely to stay with you and be productive members of your team.

According to the HR Certification Institute, the four key elements of an effective onboarding program are:

Compliance – The basics: delivering information on company policies and procedures, benefits, paychecks, etc.

Clarifying – Ensuring the employee knows their role and responsibilities. With dynamic onboarding, this should involve more than simply outlining a job description. “You’re not just saying ‘here’s your desk, figure it out,’ you’re getting them involved and getting them to understand their individual goals and how they match with organization’s goals.”

Culture – Sharing both the formal and informal “feel” of the company and how people work together. A dynamic onboarding process allows a company’s culture to shine.

Connection – Helping the new employee feel like they have a friend at work and giving them the information and comfort they need to ask questions and seek help when needed. 

Do not cut corners when it comes to onboarding. Onboarding is the key to ensuring new employees are successful and "learn the ropes" quickly. Having a good onboarding program in place has a substantial impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, and long term employment. The time you spend onboarding at the onset of employment will reap huge benefits later. 

If you need help creating your Onboarding Program, contact Renee Matlock to schedule a complimentary, no-strings-attached, “Talk with Renee” session to discuss your practice, your goals and your dreams. Renee, the owner of The Private Practice Coach shares with clients her knowledge and expertise gained over 30 thirty years of building a profitable, multi-disciplinary private practice.



Renee Matlock, the owner of The Private Practice Coach, shares with clients her wealth of experience, gained over 30 years of building a profitable, multi-disciplinary private practice.
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