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Creative Onboarding Programs: Tools for Energizing Your Orientation Program

Book Description

Revised, expanded, and up-to-the-minute—the leading guide to serving the modern organization’s onboarding needsIt’s a challenge overlooked by many: The need to bring recent hires into the fold, smoothly, effectively, and rapidly. And in this state-of-the-art multi-phased guide to integrating new employees into an organization, Doris Sims, longtime HR and onboarding guru again redefines the expectations of what effective HR training and succession management can do for your business.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Creative Onboarding Programs
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. PART 1—INTRODUCTION
  8. PART 2—PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
  9. PART 3—DESIGN AND PROCESS MODELS
    1. Chapter 1 Identifying Your New Employee Learning Topics
    2. Chapter 2 Onboarding in a Start-Up within a Global Group
    3. Chapter 3 Onboarding Volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector
    4. Chapter 4 Onboarding Employees in a University Workplace
    5. Chapter 5 Orientation and Onboarding in a Small Business
    6. Chapter 6 Onboarding Employees in a Start-Up Company
    7. Chapter 7 Onboarding Employees at Ford Motor
    8. Chapter 8 New Crew Members “On Board” at Red Lobster
    9. Chapter 9 Developing Consistent Onboarding Procedures
    10. Chapter 10 Orienting and Retaining a Technical Population
    11. Chapter 11 Orienting New College Students on Campus
    12. Chapter 12 Mary Kay’s Three-Day Orientation Program
    13. Chapter 13 Designing a Buddy Program
  10. PART 4—TOOLS, SYSTEMS, AND CHECKLISTS
    1. Chapter 14 Onboarding New Employees in Virtual Locations
    2. Chapter 15 Streaming Media for Encore Performances!
    3. Chapter 16 Moving Your Onboarding Program Online
    4. Chapter 17 New Employee Portals: The New Welcome Mat!
    5. Chapter 18 Onboarding in a Social Media Workplace
    6. Chapter 19 Sample New Employee Letters
    7. Chapter 20 Building Relationships: A Checklist
    8. Chapter 21 Win, Win, Win! Evaluation Tools and Metrics
    9. Chapter 22 I’m New Here: What Should I Learn?
    10. Chapter 23 Helping Managers Onboard New Employees at Martha Stewart Living
    11. Chapter 24 Asking for Feedback from New Employees
    12. Chapter 25 The Inside Track to Improve Retention
    13. Chapter 26 Checklists and Buddies for New Employees
    14. Chapter 27 Self-Directed Orientation Modules
  11. PART 5—NEW EMPLOYEE GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
    1. Chapter 28 The Product Matrix Activity
    2. Chapter 29 The Mission or Vision Telephone Game
    3. Chapter 30 The Autographs Icebreaker
    4. Chapter 31 The Group Résumé Icebreaker
    5. Chapter 32 A Sweet Way to Meet!
    6. Chapter 33 Jeopardy! The New Employee Review Game
    7. Chapter 34 25 Ways to Form Pairs, Teams, or Groups
    8. Chapter 35 Learning the Values
    9. Chapter 36 New Job Butterflies
    10. Chapter 37 A 90-Day New Employee Reception!
    11. Chapter 38 And the Category Is ... Ford History!
    12. Chapter 39 Stories in a Jar
    13. Chapter 40 Customizable Bingo Review Game
    14. Chapter 41 The Hunt for Company Policies!
    15. Chapter 42 Have Your Passport Ready!
    16. Chapter 43 Your Company: From A to Z!
  12. PART 6—ONBOARDING LEADERS
    1. Chapter 44 Management Onboarding: Identifying Content
    2. Chapter 45 A Leadership Onboarding Program That Works!
    3. Chapter 46 New Executives: Set Them Up for Success
    4. Chapter 47 The Impact of Early Feedback for New Leaders
    5. Chapter 48 Management Onboarding Quiz Questions
    6. Chapter 49 Small Group Activity: Preventing Harassment
  13. Final Parting Thoughts ...
  14. Index