For this module, please complete an on-boarding plan for the job you currently hold or a job you held in the past. The onboarding plan should contain the four C’s as described in Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success by Talya N. Bauer, Ph.D.: Compliance, Clarification, Culture, and Connection. Think about your onboarding in your current position. If you’re not employed right now, think about a past position or a time when you started a new volunteer job or activity. What helped you be successful? Now that you better understand the job, what would you do differently to increase your success in the position? What information would you want to know? Who would you want to meet? Think of the ways you can design an onboarding plan to make someone more successful. Remember, onboarding is one of the first job experiences the new employee will be exposed to and they will adjust their engagement based on their onboarding.
The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) says employers should think of these questions before implementing an onboarding plan:
You should research samples of onboarding plans to find the best format for you. Think about the order you want to present information to the new employees. For example, when someone starts a new job they may be worried about self-care issues such as benefits, meals, rest breaks, or even where the restrooms are located. If you get some of the basic need information out early, they can settle down and better concentrate on what you are saying.