Both research and common sense tell us it's wise to invest in preparing employees to be successful at their jobs. Despite this, many organizations approach the onboarding process at a level they would never tolerate in their daily operations. The goal of this workshop is to challenge you to take an honest look at your onboarding and management processes to determine whether they lead to high employee engagement or "buyer's remorse." You'll learn: the role effective onboarding plays in employee engagement; the psychology behind getting onboarding right and what you need to know about human nature to prepare your employees for maximum engagement and productivity; and key components of effective programs. You'll also discuss how to communicate the importance of onboarding to key stakeholders, and how to avoid common mistakes you can't afford to make.
(This is part of the Human Resources Management and Leadership & Management Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
David Lee is the founder and principal of HumanNature@Work. He is an internationally recognized authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize employee performance, morale, and engagement. He is author of "Managing Employee Stress and Safety" as well as nearly 100 articles and book chapters on organizational and individual performance published in trade journals and books in the U.S. and abroad. He has held positions as a supervisor and trainer in the corporate world and a clinician and trainer in the healthcare field.