What’s your take on onboarding?
Back in the day, I really enjoyed the opportunity to help new hires set up benefits, meet our team, and get their gear. This really paved the way for a successful employment experience. At the same time, I was always limited in the “fun” parts by the constant checklists, forms, and other requirements.
But what if there was a way to redirect that lost time into more valuable, high leverage opportunities to connect with new hires and enable them to perform at their very best?
I know someone who has the answer.
Meet Ashley Priebe Brown, Onboarding Program
Manager Genius at Zapier. With her approach, she was able to save her team 86 work weeks’ worth of time when it came to onboarding. Not only that, but they did it while still personalizing the experience as well. Yes, those two things sound like they are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, but it’s entirely possible with the right strategy.
In a recent webinar, we dove into this case study and uncovered Ashley’s secrets to success. Check out the free replay on demand
If you still need more convincing, consider these facts from other research and our observations of high-performing employers:
- A good onboarding process is correlated with higher employee performance and retention
- One study showed that one in five employees would NOT recommend their employer after going through the onboarding process at their current company
- Onboarding should be 80% integration and inspiration, not 80% compliance and paperwork
If you save just 10 hours of your time by investing an hour in this webinar, that’s a 10x return on your time. Don’t miss out.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.