Employee On-Boarding

Employee On-Boarding is an important and vital part of any companies hiring procedure. Hiring, training, and bringing new employees onboard cost a lot of money and are major investments.

On-Boarding is a secure investment that will assist newly hired employees in developing and keeping their skills, knowledge, and value within the company. It will stop highly skilled workers from being lured to a competitor, which makes your company stronger within the market.

Through Employee On-Boarding; you will find it lowers costs related to employee turnover. It will increase productivity and produce a happier and more skilled workforce. The new hire phase is a critical time for the employee and company and having a structured set of procedures will make this time run smoother and produce a greater chance of success.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define on-boarding.
  • Understanding the benefits and purpose of on-boarding.
  • Recognize how to prepare for an on-boarding program.
  • Identify ways to engage and follow up with employees.
  • Create expectations.
  • Discover the importance of resiliency and flexibility.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started


Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop objectives

Module Two: Introduction 

What is On-Boarding?

The Importance of On-Boarding

Making Employees Feel Welcome

First Day Checklist

Case Study

Module Three: Purpose of On-Boarding  

Start-Up Cost


Employee Turnover

Realistic Expectations

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Four: On-Boarding Preparation



Designating a Mentor


Case Study

Review Questions

Module Five: On-Boarding Checklist 



First Week

First Month

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Six: Creating an Engaging Program 

Getting off on the Right Track

Role of Human Resources

Role of Managers


Case Study

Review Questions

Module Seven: Following Up with New Employees 

Initial Check In

Following Up

Setting Schedules

Mentor’s Responsibility

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Eight: Setting Expectations 

Defining Requirements

Identifying Opportunities for Improvement and Growth

Setting Verbal Expectations

Putting it in Writing

Case Study

Module Nine: Resiliency and Flexibility

What is Resiliency?

Why is it Important?

5 Steps

What is Flexibility?

Why is it Important?

5 Steps

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Ten: Assigning Work 

General Principles

The Dictatorial Approach

The Apple Picking Approach

The Collaborative Approach

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Eleven: Providing Feedback 

Characteristics of Good Feedback

Feedback Delivery Tools

Informal Feedback

Formal Feedback

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations