I still remember my first day at what I hoped would be my dream job at a ski resort. The vibrant atmosphere of the lodge, the rustic charm of the interiors, the muted conversations of professionals and guests alike. Everything seemed perfect. But amidst this inviting ambiance, my onboarding lasted a mere 30 minutes. Thirty minutes to be shown around, handed a few papers, and given a pat on the back with a generic, "Welcome aboard!"
"Welcome aboard!" We often hear this term when someone joins an organization. But what happens next? Does the journey remain as welcoming as the greeting, or does it become an overwhelming maze? Enter the process of onboarding.
Why is Onboarding Important?
The importance of a robust onboarding process cannot be overstated. It serves as the foundation for an employee’s tenure with an organization. When done right, it can:
A Gallup study points out that a mere 12% of employees believed their onboarding experience was outstanding. But, significantly, these employees felt thrice as satisfied in their jobs than others.
When we bring on new hires, it is important for the whole team to learn to work together in a new way. For training or onboarding meetings, why not start with Ice Breakers to warm up the atmosphere and infuse a new energy to the dynamics. This guide, The Power of Ice Breakers offers proven examples of conversation starters and not-so-cheesy games to help employees engage with each other in a fun, genuine way!
Where in the World is George?
Meet George, our Chief Happiness Officer! We glamped at Pine Cove on Lake Dillon last week, and here is George trying to get us to take him out on the paddle boards for sunset views and hunting for squirrels on the Colorado Trail!
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