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Take Charge of Your Business with the Onboarding programme.
by Tan Wen Hui
jobsDB Learning exclusive workshop “Onboarding”, jointly organised with The Executive Workplace, was held at Marina Mandarin Hotel in October. Mr George Bradt, Managing Director of PrimeGenesis shares his ideas behind the Onboarding Programme, and why you should practise it. By Tan Wen Hui.
It all began with a hiccup and ended with a musing. When George B.Bradt, bestselling author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, witnessed a sticky situation which took place at his previous company some 20 years ago, he found the inspiration to come up with a solution that would solve the problem.
The answer: a solution that would get new employees, regardless of ranks, up to speed in no time. Known as the Onboarding Programme, this solution is designed to ensure that companies do not risk facing a productivity downtime, while the new employee adjusts to the environment.
Hiring managers, here’s a look at how the Onboarding Programme helps to enhance productivity.Then again, did you know that 40 percent of senior level executives fail during their first 18 months onboard, no?
Tan Wen Hui on behalf of jobsDB.com speaks to Mr George B.Bradt about his ideas behind onboarding program.
How will the Onboarding Programme benefit both corporations and HR managers?
How does the Onboarding Programme works?
Onboarding works differently for different people. However, the basics of this programme lies in these five ideas: align, acquire, accommodate, assimilate and accelerate. First, you get people aligned, as in what you want your new employee to do; how he or she is going to fit into the company. Second, you recruit them in a manner which sets them up for success.
Any parting words for both HR and hiring managers to take note of when hiring a new employee?
Take charge. If you’re the hiring manager, take responsibility for every step of your new employee’s onboarding. You can delegate tasks, but bear you’re still responsible. You’re in charge that the recruitment goes right. You’re in charge of making sure that the setting up goes right. You’re in charge of assimilating your new employees into your culture, as well as accelerating their progress. And if you do all these, right, so will your new employees.
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