Onboarding New Colleagues: How to Maximize Value While Saving Your Sanity
If you find yourself being the point person for bringing new colleagues up to speed in the office, or if you and other assistants are asked similar questions each time there’s a new hire, you have a tremendous opportunity to add value. Given the investments of time and financial resources in recruiting new employees, it makes sense to provide a solid ROI once they arrive in your office. You can do so by planning and documenting onboarding processes that complement HR’s orientation program. You can welcome and support your new colleagues, and do so in a manner that supports your own ability to remain productive. Explore onboarding, and elements of a proposal you can make to establish or refine an onboarding program for your office.
- Learn how a good onboarding program adds value by meeting a number of individual and organizational needs.
- Build on your understanding of those values to identify elements of your proposed onboarding program.
- Create a plan for structuring your program, and plan to collaborate on its development and delivery.
- Be future-focused. There may come a day when you need to onboard a new principal (boss), so we’ll walk you through some important considerations to help you start that new working relationship on the right foot.