Effective onboarding is critical to the success of a new employee. An onboarding program does more than help orient new employees; it shapes how they relate to their organization and their overall effectiveness. A well designed and implemented program can produce an incredible return on investment. Topics include creating an Onboarding Checklist for each step along the way: pre-arrival, arrival, first week, and first month and clearly defining the role of human resources and the new employee’s manager. At the end of this course, you will be able to: define onboarding, understanding the benefits and purpose of onboarding, recognize how to prepare for an onboarding program, identify ways to engage and follow up with employees, create expectations, and discover the importance of resiliency and flexibility.