Do you remember your first day on the job?
What was it like? How did you feel?
Did they roll out the proverbial red carpet?
Or was it like they almost forgot you?
These first impressions matter. It’s because they predict final impressions.
Onboarding is the topic of today’s episode of the Lead Better Show.
Still not convinced?
Here are four key reasons to get your onboarding right:
1. It helps set your new starters for success.
2. It makes them want to bring more of themselves to your workplace.
3. It makes for a better boss-employee relationship.
4. And all that makes your job so much easier and enjoyable moving forward.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not the boss. You can still make a huge difference.
The Warm Welcome.
Debbie showed me how it’s done. She was a co-worker who simply asked me on the first day of a job: “what are you doing for lunch?”
I’ll never forget how relieved I felt to not be the person who, as they say, ‘didn’t have anyone to play with at break time’. It’s no surprise that from Day 1 I always cheered her on. I always had her back.
This is why onboarding is worth your effort.
It’s something to feel very strongly about.
What are your onboarding stories? If you want better ones, get in touch. With the right onboarding strategy for your organisation you’ll help your new starters hit the ground running faster. It’s an easy gift that keeps on giving, year after year with loyal, dedicated employees.
And if you’re the new starter, are they looking after you? If you want help to make the most of your new opportunity, executive coaching can help.