From the first day of employment your new employees access a customized orientation and onboarding learning path that speeds up their time to competence. Their knowledge and performance gaps are proactively reduced and/or eliminated. Your new employees actively engage in a customized orientation and onboarding process that delivers better results for your organization.
New hires explore six major information categories as they progress through their orientation and onboarding process. These six main information categories anchor your new employees’ information needs. The information categories are 1. People, 2. Program, 3. Place, 4. Products and Services, 5. Policies and Procedures and 6. Position and Performance.
The OrientationWare™ Process Map is a systemized learning process to ensure new employees learn what needs to be learned, when it’s needed.
Each of the six information categories contain information topics relevant for each major milestone of the orientation and onboarding process.
All new hires follow the same well designed process, no matter what job they have or where they are located in your organization. This also ensures a high quality orientation and onboarding process no matter who is the new employee’s manager.
Everything a typical new employee would need to know is already included in OrientationWare™. You then customize it (i.e., take out, modify or add new content (and links), as needed) rather than figuring what to include from a blank screen.
All potential core content is already pre-populated in the application based on proven new employee needs and learning strategies. Your fully customized employee orientation and onboarding program can be launched within a few weeks.
The learning path through the various materials, tools and resources can be easily customized by your Program Administrator. Your Program Administrator adds, takes out, modifies and/or revises the content (and links to specific pages of your intranet and internet site), based on your organization’s unique needs.
The curated content builds a learning and performance culture based on easy to access, employee-centric, and organization-specific key content (materials, resources and tools).
Managers have easy access to a planned new employee preparation process. Their Preparation Checklists are simple to complete and easy to use to keep track of the workplace readiness for each of their new employees.
The Preparation Checklists are personalized for each new hire so managers can start preparing at least two weeks before each new employee’s arrival.
Specific checklist items can be delegated to someone else (e.g., Orientation Buddy) to complete, as needed.
Managers initiate the preparation process so critical activities are completed in time for the new hire’s arrival. New employees feel welcomed as highly valued new members of the organization.
New hires complete four customized New Employee Checklists that contain key information organized and structured according to the six OrientationWare™ information categories. Each New Employee Checklist provides quick access to key information, tools and resources that are linked to the organization’s intranet and internet.
New hires don’t need to wait weeks for scheduled in-person new employee orientation sessions. Managers can give their new employees immediate access to the Employee Portal.
The Checklists puts new hires in charge of their own orientation and onboarding so they access the needed information when they need it and how they need it.
New hires complete an easy to follow performance development process, decreasing their time to competence.
Managers follow a pre-planned Checkpoint Discussion preparation, meeting and follow-up process to connect with and coach their new employees.
Engaged managers are a critical component of an effective orientation and onboarding process. Managers use various tools to prepare for and conduct Checkpoint Discussions with their new employees to ensure successful new employee integration into the workplace.
New employees receive the support and information they need from their managers, both in-person as well as resources and tools uploaded into the Employee Portal for easy access.
An assigned Orientation Buddy helps guide new hires through the first months on the job. New employees get the time and attention of a very experienced team member who is ready and able to help them.
Managers can easily view the online profiles of potential Orientation Buddies. Managers proactively select and assign an Orientation Buddy for each new hire, before the new employee even starts.
New hires don’t need to wait to have their questions answered or find the information they need when they need it. The buddy ensures the new hire quickly gains new knowledge and skills as they progress through four customized New Employee Checklists (from basic knowledge to more advanced knowledge / skills).
New employees gain job performance confidence faster because they can quickly refer to their assigned Orientation Buddy, as needed. The knowledge and skills they need to solve real business problems is easily explained, demonstrated and demystified.