"Onboarding begins the minute an offer letter is signed."
-Amy Hirsh Robinson
An advance conversation with Amy Hirsh Robinson has me even more intrigued about her upcoming presentation and challenge for the 2019 SHRM Conference and Exposition in June. Her topic: The First 90 Days Will Make or Break Your New Hire. Last year, Amy filled both the session room and the over-flow room with a similar session devoted to onboarding. Amy is armed and ready to share some new stories and updates on her learnings post this year of research.
Amy boldly noted that even the best-in-class organizations are still getting the onboarding experience wrong. This is not the time for company branding, but instead it is a unique time to make this introduction personal and customized. Mandatory/regulatory materials are often added within the initial onboarding segment to check the box. She questions the message that this sends to the newest hire.
Amy will dare you to energize your new hires with a customized and individualized onboarding session. This process starts long before the new hire steps foot in the office! Amy is prepared to graciously offer practical and tactical tips to get your hiring managers and front-line managers actively involved in this important orientation process for your newest teammates. Amy noted, while there are some challenges across the diversity of generations at work; there are still some best practice solutions that will garner results across all ages. Amy challenges us as HR Professionals to go back to our offices and actively participate in our company’s current onboarding programming to witness first-hand the opportunities for growth.
Do not allow your onboarding experience to back-fire on you and your team after your recruiting success. The time is now to review and re-fresh your practices to become a best in class employer. Make your plans now to join Amy on Tuesday, June 25 between 10:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. for her MEGA session presentation. She is passionate about her work and research and she will not disappoint you!