Introductions to company processes and policies are necessary when bringing in a new hire, but it's also just as important in the first few weeks to help new employees gain a comprehensive view of their role and establish a network of colleagues who can provide support.
Relationships and roles have the greatest impact on an employee's immediate productivity and satisfaction in their new position. In fact, clear role expectations between a manager and their direct reports can make the difference between a relationship that succeeds and one that fails – a scenario where turnover typically follows.
Onboarding is the training course that helps managers show their new hires how to build a foundation for success from the get-go. At its core is the Onboarding Model with four overlapping elements -- Resources, Rules, Relationships, and Roles. Using these elements as a cornerstone in the onboarding process, managers learn how to become an active participant in helping new hires not only accelerate their involvement, but establish a groundwork for continual progression.