Employee Onboarding Mini Crash-Course
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Employee Onboarding Mini Crash-Course

Learn the foundations of creating an employee onboarding experience that other organizations will be jealous of.
4.1 (14 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,930 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The different a good employee onboarding experience makes to an organization.
  • 11 Different ways to improve your employee onboarding experience.
  • How to overcome the main reasons organizations don't invest in onboarding.
  • Determining what your onboarding goals should be for your organization.
  • How to scale up, personalize, and improve the employee onboarding experience incrementally.
  • Anyone is free to enroll. Please watch the "Is this course for you" video before purchasing.

A Quality Employee Onboarding Experience Tends To Be Exception, And Not The Norm.

  • Gallup found that only 12 percent of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.

  • A negative onboarding experience results in new hires being 2x more likely to look for other opportunities.

  • The organizational costs of employee turnover are estimated to range between 100% and 300% of the replaced employee’s salary.

Have you had a day one at your new job that looked like this?

  • Talking to people who made me feel that I’ve made the wrong choice in joining the organization.

  • An abrupt change from the interview and recruiting phase. While I was interviewing, they seemed like they couldn’t wait for me to start. When I did start, I felt taken for granted.

  • Getting in trouble for breaking unwritten rules that I wasn’t aware of.

I'm sure it took you awhile to get up to speed and find success at that organization.

But what happens with a good employee onboarding experience? 

  • From day one, I knew I had joined the right organization.

  • Instead of constantly onboarding due to turnover, you’re spending more time onboarding for new roles as your organization grows.

  • Research by Glassdoor found that organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82 percent and productivity by over 70 percent.

  • I had several people help me understand the unwritten rules, and gave me everything I needed to know, but was afraid to ask and can ease themselves into the organization.

Introducing The Employee Onboarding Mini Crash-Course!

Create a stellar employee onboarding experience to set up new hires for success from day one.

Here is What We'll Cover:

  • Why You Should Invest In Your Employee Onboarding Experience.

  • Determining The Goals For You Employee Onboarding Experience.

  • 11 Onboarding Ideas And Best Practices That Other Organizations Use.

  • How To Make Your Onboarding Experience More Personalized.

  • How To Scale Up Your Employee Onboarding Experience.

  • How To Iterate & Improve Your Employee Onboarding Experience On The Regular.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to improve their employee onboarding experience.
  • HR or People & Culture managers looking for different ways to improve their employee onboarding
  • Organizations that are facing major growth, and need to implement a foundation for their employee onboarding
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 52:17
+ Introduction
3 lectures 07:13

Music Used:
Inspired by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Preview 01:27

An introduction to your instructor, Paul Lopushinsky (Law-puh-shin-ski) of Playficient!

Preview 01:58

Before you purchase this course, please view this video to ensure that it's for you. I'll talk about what this course covers, what it doesn't cover in regards to employee onboarding, if the course is for you, or if it's NOT for you.

Preview 03:48
+ A Tale Of Two Different Onboarding Experiences
2 lectures 07:56

Let's hear a story about a poor onboarding experience for a day one. Perhaps it is similar to ones that you have had previously?

Preview 04:51

Let's turn the tables and look at the difference a good employee onboarding experience can make. Notice the difference on day one?

An Example Of A GOOD Employee Onboarding Experience
+ The Cost Of Turnover & Reasons Organizations Tend Not To Investing In Onboarding
2 lectures 07:45

We'll break down the three excuses that organizations tend to give about not investing in their employee onboarding experience and why they're full of crap.

  1. Not enough time/resources.

  2. Why bother? People are just going to leave in 12-24 months!

  3. Look at the large tech companies! They have high turnover and they do just fine! 

Three Excuses Organizations Give For Not Investing In Their Employee Onboarding

Let's take a look at a cost of employee turnover calculator, and how this relates to what we have discussed about the employee onboarding experience.

Preview 02:37
+ The Goals Of Your Employee Onboarding Process
2 lectures 03:44

Here we will take a look at five general goals I feel that work well for employee onboarding, regardless of organization, the size of the organization, or the industry they are in.

What Are The Goals Of Your Employee Onboarding Experience?
Assignment: Breaking Down Your Goals
+ 11 Ideas To Improve Your Employee Onboarding Experience
6 lectures 16:55

Before we dive into 11 ways to improve your employee onboarding experience, let's briefly look into pre-boarding. This is the stage in between when they sign the paperwork to start their new role, and when they begin, whether's it's a few days, or a few weeks.

What should you be providing for them before they start?

Let's Briefly Cover Pre-Boarding

Let's briefly go over the 11 different ways you can make your employee onboarding process better.

  1. The Mentorship/Buddy System.

  2. The New Employee Welcome Kit/Gif(t).

  3. The Boot Camp (AKA Employee Rotation).

  4. Gamification Of Onboarding (Virtual Onboarding).

  5. The Scavenger Hunt.

  6. The Fun Employee Handbook.

  7. The Entry Interview.

  8. The 30, 60, 90, 180 Day Plans.

  9. Day One Contribution.

  10. Breaking Bread.

  11. Starting On A Friday.

11 Ideas To Improve Your Employee Onboarding Experience

Note that I have separate modules for the buddy system, the 30/60/90 day plan, and the entry interview, so I'll be providing additional resources after those modules.

Further Reading For These Onboarding Ideas

We'll take a more in-depth look at the buddy system, my favourite way of creating a better employee onboarding experience with high ROI and low costs.

Employee Onboarding Idea: The Buddy/Mentor System

The entry interview is one of the best ways to get new employees off to a good start. Understand where they are coming from, and learn how you can help support them in their journey.

Preview 02:59

Let's take a look at the 30/60/90 day plan in greater detail, and why you should make use of it in your employee onboarding experience.

Employee Onboarding Idea: The 30/60/90 Day Plan
+ Continuing To Improve Your Onboarding Experience
3 lectures 06:30

How can you scale up your employee onboarding experience? What if you are an organization that hires by the hundreds or thousands a year? Here's a method you can use to help identify the core of your employee onboarding experience, and what people receive from it depending on their role.

How To Scale Up Your Onboarding Process

How can you make the employee onboarding experience more personalized? It's easier than you think. By making use of the entry interview (which we covered earlier), you can create more personalized onboarding experiences depending on their needs.

Preview 02:06

So you've made major improvements to your onboarding process...what's next? Never touch it again?


Let's look at ways to improve your employee onboarding experience on the regular.

How To Improve Your Onboarding Process Incrementally
+ Wrapping Up
2 lectures 02:13

What's one small thing that you can do moving forward to make progress on creating a better employee onboarding experience for your organization? 

What's One Small Thing You Can Do Moving Forward?

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