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Onboarding : how to get your new employees up to speed in half the time
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Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009
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xi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010249730 HF5549.5 .R44 B694 2009 Open Access Book Book

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A guide to getting new employees recruited, oriented, andproductive?FAST

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

George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut?s Onboarding helpsensure that your new employees are productive and efficient fromday one. You?ll learn how to help them assimilate into yourcorporate 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 theauthor 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.

Author Notes

George Bradt is founder and Managing Director ofPrimeGenesis, the premier executive transitionconsultancy. He waspreviously anexecutive at Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney,Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power and Associates. He is also the author of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan , from Wiley.

Mary Vonnegut is a Partner in PrimeGenesis. She wasformerly president of a retail operation, senior vice president ofmarketing at Hanover Direct, and worked as a management consultant.She has launched new businesses, built marketing departments fromthe ground up, and crafted growth strategies.

Table of Contents

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)
Appendix I Organization-Wide Transformation
Appendix II Sourcing Candidates on the Web Notes
About the Guest Experts
About the Authors