Onboarding : How to Get Your New Employees up to Speed in Half the Time

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Onboarding will show managers and HR professionals how to get their new employees up to speed in half the regular time, and how to enable and inspire new employees to deliver better results faster on the job. Onboarding ensures that new hires are able to be highly productive starting on day one and ready to hit the ground running. The core concepts of providing onboarding assistance are Accommodation, Assimilation and Acceleration. This book: Helps employers bring new employees up to speed and productive in half the usual time. Reduces hiring or promoting risk and increases retention rates. Reveals PrimeGenesis' proven tools, techniques and "tricks of the trade" that enable managers to monitor, measure and keep their new employees' success on track. Identifies most prevalent landmines that derail new hires and ways to avoid those landmines. Provides an onboarding framework that can be consistently deployed in any organization (leading HR departments to use the book as part of a comprehensive onboarding program)

Author Biography

George Bradt is founder and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the premier executive transitionconsultancy. He was previously anexecutive at Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power and Associates. He is also the author of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan, from Wiley.

Mary Vonnegut is a Partner in PrimeGenesis. She was formerly president of a retail operation, senior vice president of marketing at Hanover Direct, and worked as a management consultant. She has launched new businesses, built marketing departments from the ground up, and crafted growth strategies.

Table of Contents

Prepare For Your New Employee'S Success Before You Start Recruiting
Understand the Organization-Wide Benefits of a Total Onboarding Program: An Executive Summary
Clarify Your Destination and Messages to the Candidate and the Organization
Purpose and Priorities (Downloadable)
Onboarding Track Record (Downloadable)
Messages (Downloadable)
Craft Your Time Line, Write a Recruiting Brief, and Align Your Stakeholders
Total Onboarding Program Time Line (Downloadable)
Recruiting Brief (Downloadable)
Recruit In A Way That Reinforces Your Messages
Create a Powerful Slate of Potential Candidates
Employment Brand (Downloadable)
Candidate Sourcing (Downloadable)
Candidate Tracking (Downloadable)
Evaluate Candidates Against the Recruiting Brief While Pre-Selling and Pre-Boarding
On-Site Interview Day Plan (Downloadable)
Interview Guide (Downloadable)
Interview Debrief (Downloadable)
Reference/Background Check (Downloadable)
Make the Right Offer, and Close the Right Sale the Right Way
Offer Closing Process (Downloadable)
Give Your New Employee A Big Head Start Before Day One
Co-Create a Personal Onboarding Plan with Your New Employee
Personal Onboarding Plan (Downloadable)
Onboarding Conversation Guide (Downloadable)
Manage the Announcement to Set Your New Employee Up for Success
Announcement Cascade (Downloadable)
Do What It Takes to Make Your New Employee Ready, Eager, and Able to Do Real Work on Day One
Accommodation Checklist (Downloadable)
Enable And Inspire Your New Employee To Deliver Better Results Faster
Make Positive First Impressions Both Ways
Pseudonewcomer Audit (Downloadable)
New Employee as Valued Customer (Downloadable)
Speed Development of Important Working Relationships
Assimilation Checklist (Downloadable)
Provide Resources, Support, and Follow-Through
New Manager Assimilation (Downloadable)
Acceleration Checklist (Downloadable)
Organization-Wide Transformation
About the Guest Experts
About the Authors
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