Millennial On-Boarding

On-Boarding of new employees is a secure investment that will assist newly hired employees in developing their skills, knowledge, and value within the company. It will help match the technically skilled Millennial workforce with new and emerging needs of your company, which gives your company an advantage within the market.

Millennial On-Boarding is a specialized type of employee on-boarding. With Millennials we are seeing a need to tweak the on-boarding process to better suit the needs of the company and new hires.

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

  • Define on-boarding
  • Discuss the characteristics of Millennials
  • Create an on-boarding process for Millennials
  • Develop action plans for working with Millennials
  • Learn from introspection

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started


Ground Rules

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans and Evaluation Forms

Module Two: Purpose Of On-Boarding

Start-Up Costs

Employee Anxiety

Employee Turnover

Realistic Expectations

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Introduction

Why On-Boarding?

Importance Of On-Boarding

Making Employees Feel Welcome

First Day Checklist

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Millennia’s And On-boarding

Who Are Millennials?

How Do Millennials Differ From Other Employees?

Investiture Socialization – Let Them Be Themselves!

Informal Rather Than Formal On-Boarding Processes

Value Their Free And Personal Time

Mentor Rather Than Manage

Case Study

Module Five: On-Boarding Checklist



First Day

First week

First month

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Engaging the Millennial Employee

Create An Informal Program Rather Than A Formal One

Engage Employees One On One

Provide Structure

Role of Human Resources

Role of Managers

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Following Up with the Millennial Employee

Initial Check In – One on One

Following Up – Regular, Informal Follow Ups

Setting Schedules – Millennials and Work/Life

Mentoring the Millennial

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Setting Expectations with the Millennial Employee

Define Requirements – Provide Specific Instructions

Identify Opportunities for Improvement and Growth

Set Verbal Expectations – Specific, Clear, Systematic

Put It In Writing – Specific, Clear, Systematic

Case Study

Module Eight; Review Questions

Module Nine: Mentoring the Millennial Employee

Be Hands-On and Involved

Serial Mentoring

Be a Mentor, Not an Authority Figure

Focus Millennials’ Exploratory Drive on Work

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Assigning Work to the Millennial Employee

Provide Clear Structure and Guidelines

Provide Specific Benchmarks

Set Boundaries and Provide Reality Checks

Guide, Don’t Dictate

Module Ten: Case Study

Review Questions

Module Eleven: Providing Feedback

Millennials Thrive on Feedback

Characteristics of Good Feedback

Informal Feedback

Formal Feedback

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of the Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Recommended Reading

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations