Happy Teams: Effective Onboarding is the Key to Retaining Good Talent

Presenter: sallyann716

Your new hire has signed the contract. Now what?

You invested the time to screen the right candidates but all too often organizations botch the most critical part of engaging a new employee -- a proper onboarding. Maybe there is so much work you need that person to jump right in and start making headway. Perhaps you’ve been told your company’s bottom line can’t handle personnel being unbillable for too long. Dropping a new hire into the mix lacking any orientation is the fast path to burnout and dissatisfaction.  

Turnover costs are real--and totally avoidable! Fact: new employees who went through a structured onboarding program were 58% more likely to be with the organization after three years. It’s in every manager’s best interest to invest time retaining good talent and that starts on day one. In this session, Aten’s Director of Project Management, Sally Shaughnessy, will share effective onboarding practices that will increase productivity, engagement and retention.

Sally has worked with world-renowned organizations on large digital projects like Starbucks, Bank of America, and Stanford University. She has more than a decade in the business and has spoken at DrupalCons Nashville and Seattle as well as Computers in Libraries. 

This session will cover:

  • Building TRUST with effective training modules
  • Enhancing ENGAGEMENT with expectation and goal-setting
  • Fostering RELATIONSHIP BUILDING between new hires and their peers
  • Increasing COMMUNICATION to reduce transitional stress
  • Providing helpful direction to realize faster PRODUCTIVITY
  • Enhancing your onboarding practice with EASY-TO-MAINTAIN orientation materials

Whether you are a new manager or the leader of an organization, you will walk away understanding how critical  proper onboarding is to your organizational success and with tools to take action and improve your current practices quickly.

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