Vertitude put out this article that addresses some of my previous posts. It’s interesting to me how many people think that onboarding starts with day 1. Without some enphasis immediately after offer acceptance, you miss major opportunities to influence and shape your new hire’s concept of your culture. Anyway, here’s an excerpt:
The minute a new colleague walks through our doors we work hard to motivate them to stay. Our “Welcoming New Colleagues” onboarding module in our manager’s toolkit helps managers to engage new colleagues from day one. This module outlines steps that a manager needs to take to ensure a new colleague is up and running on his or her first day. There is also an online component that allows managers to find all the forms they need in a quick-click fashion.