“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” First impressions are just that – the initial opportunity to set a tone or influence an opinion. Similarly, the onboarding process will be the first impression the new employee has for the company. Because of this, it is important to do it correctly as the harsh reality is a poor onboarding experience is hard to come back from. In fact, it’s the fastest way to lose a new employee.
The onboarding process can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for a new employee. To help calm some nerves some companies choose to select an onboarding buddy, which is a current staff member who acts as an initial mentor and resource for getting the new staff member acclimated to the office. In the article, ‘Every New Employee Needs an Onboarding “Buddy”‘ by the Harvard Business Review, they share how Microsoft has implemented this and concluded onboarding is a must for the following reasons…
In a recent study, done by the Savannah Group, 95% of participants said access to company information made them more effective during their first few weeks. Therefore, we encourage practices to provide an in-depth company overview during their onboarding process. This is a great way for new employees to feel connected to their new employer. Read on to learn more about what should be covered during your onboarding process.
It’s important to state before we get too far, that even without a dedicated Human Resources team any practice can have a successful onboarding process. As long as, you have a solid process and structure in place while onboarding new employees. Click to learn our tips and tricks to structuring your onboarding process for success!
Organizational change can be a huge point of tension in an office, especially in production-oriented patient care environments.
As an owner or admin team member at a dental practice, building a team can often fall on your shoulders. Creating a team first starts with hiring your team, however, it doesn’t stop there. Read on to gain our insights on how to best add value to your team. With the help of these tips, you can greatly increase the value of your team. This will create a more positive workplace, with successful employees, less turnover and satisfied clients.