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Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time

Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time

George B. Bradt, Mary Vonnegut

ISBN: 978-0-470-52491-6

Aug 2009

256 pages

$18.99

Description

A guide to getting new employees recruited, oriented, and productive—FAST

"Onboarding," a growing trend in the business community, is a focused methodology that gets people in new roles up to speed quickly and efficiently. This book guides you through a process that enables you to recruit, orient, and enable your new employees to get the job done. Learn how to inspire and encourage your new employees to deliver better results faster.

George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut’s Onboarding helps ensure that your new employees are productive and efficient from day one. You’ll learn how to help them assimilate into your corporate culture and accelerate their learning.

  • Onboarding is one of the hottest trends in business
  • This is the first book about onboarding
  • George Bradt is a leading speaker and consultant, and the author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

For business leaders and managers who want well-trained, responsive, efficient, and effective employees, Onboarding helps you get the best from your new employees.

Acknowledgments.

PART I PREPARE FOR YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE’S SUCCESS BEFORE YOU START RECRUITING.

CHAPTER 1 Understand the Organization-Wide Benefits of a Total Onboarding Program: An Executive Summary.

CHAPTER 2 Clarify Your Destination and Messages to the Candidate and the Organization.

2.1 Purpose and Priorities (Downloadable).

2.2 Onboarding Track Record (Downloadable).

2.3 Messages (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 3 Craft Your Time Line, Write a Recruiting Brief, and Align Your Stakeholders.

3.1 Total Onboarding Program Time Line (Downloadable).

3.2 Recruiting Brief (Downloadable).

PART II RECRUIT IN A WAY THAT REINFORCES YOUR MESSAGES.

CHAPTER 4 Create a Powerful Slate of Potential Candidates.

4.1 Employment Brand (Downloadable).

4.2 Candidate Sourcing (Downloadable).

4.3 Candidate Tracking (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 5 Evaluate Candidates Against the Recruiting Brief While Pre-Selling and Pre-Boarding.

5.1 On-Site Interview Day Plan (Downloadable).

5.2 Interview Guide (Downloadable).

5.3 Interview Debrief (Downloadable).

5.4 Reference/Background Check (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 6 Make the Right Offer, and Close the Right Sale the Right Way.

6.1 Offer Closing Process (Downloadable).

PART III GIVE YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE A BIG HEAD START BEFORE DAY ONE.

CHAPTER 7 Co-Create a Personal Onboarding Plan with Your New Employee.

7.1 Personal Onboarding Plan (Downloadable).

7.2 Onboarding Conversation Guide (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 8 Manage the Announcement to Set Your New Employee Up for Success.

8.1 Announcement Cascade (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 9 Do What It Takes to Make Your New Employee Ready, Eager, and Able to Do Real Work on Day One.

9.1 Accommodation Checklist (Downloadable).

PART IV ENABLE AND INSPIRE YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE TO DELIVER BETTER RESULTS FASTER.

CHAPTER 10 Make Positive First Impressions Both Ways.

10.1 Pseudonewcomer Audit (Downloadable).

10.2 New Employee as Valued Customer (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 11 Speed Development of Important Working Relationships.

11.1 Assimilation Checklist (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 12 Provide Resources, Support, and Follow-Through.

12.1 New Manager Assimilation (Downloadable).

12.2 Acceleration Checklist (Downloadable).

APPENDICES.

APPENDIX I Organization-Wide Transformation.

APPENDIX II Sourcing Candidates on the Web.

Notes.

Glossary.

References.

About the Guest Experts.

About the Authors.

Index.