• Virtual and In-Person Onboarding Your New Hire: Policies, Practices, and Processes
  • Virtual and In-Person Onboarding Your New Hire: Policies, Practices, and Processes

    • Speaker : Bob McKenzie
    • Session Code : BEJUN2624
    • Date : 27th June 2024
    • Time : This Event is Over and the Recorded Content is Available
    • Duration : 45 Mins



As we emerge from the pandemic era and adapt to a new normal, the landscape of workplace integration continues to evolve. Organizations are now blending virtual and in-person strategies to onboard new hires effectively, which reflects a significant shift from the emergency remote work measures previously adopted. This hybrid approach not only addresses the logistical complexities introduced by the pandemic but also capitalizes on the technological advancements that have proven effective during remote work periods.


Onboarding—whether termed Induction, Enculturation, or New Employee Orientation (NEO)—is crucial for acclimating new employees. This process is essential for instilling a sense of belonging and preparing them for their roles, irrespective of their physical work settings. A well-structured onboarding process extends beyond the first day at work and spans the entire first year, crucially impacting an employee's effectiveness and satisfaction.


This webinar will delve into how organizations can successfully navigate this mixed environment of virtual and in-person onboarding. It will discuss innovative methods that ensure new hires feel connected and supported, whether they are stepping into the office or logging in from home. We will explore dynamic onboarding activities that are engaging and effective, employing strategies such as "buddies" to facilitate a smooth transition.


By redefining our onboarding strategies to suit both virtual and physical realms, we not only enhance operational efficiency but also affirm our commitment to the well-being and success of our employees.


Areas Covered in the Session:


  • Sample checklists for the manager/supervisor, HR, and the Buddy are provided
  • Tips on orienting the virtual employee
  • How to evaluate your Onboarding process
  • To discuss the importance of Checklists for what to accomplish the first day, first week, first month, and the first 90 days
  • To list suggested lists and topics for the onboarding portal
  • To examine onboarding portal systems
  • To Tips on how to select and utilize a Buddy
  • Orientation Evaluation forms for the new hire, HR, the buddy, and management
  • Tips on the manager-new hire "expectations" discussion


Learning Objectives:


  • To describe onboarding tactics for virtual new hires
  • To discuss the intricacies of onboarding the new hire including such things as getting them their new computer, technology, and having a virtual lunch, and dealing with I-9s
  • To identify HR, the supervisor, and Buddy's roles in welcoming and training the new employee in a virtual environment
  • To discuss the new employee's role in her or his orientation
  • To differentiate between the orientation to the organization and the orientation to the department
  • To assess, develop, implement, and evaluate your Onboarding strategy
  • To examine virtual Onboarding best practices
  • To assess, design, develop, implement, and evaluate your department's NEO strategy


Why You Should Attend:


In the evolving landscape of hybrid work environments, mastering both virtual and in-person onboarding is more crucial than ever. This webinar delves into innovative strategies that blend the best of both worlds to ensure seamless integration of new hires. Attendees will gain insights into creating engaging and effective onboarding experiences that not only ease the transition for new employees but also enhance their engagement and job satisfaction from day one. Whether you are updating your current onboarding process or building a new one from scratch, this session will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to make your onboarding process a key driver of organizational success.


Who will benefit?


  • Human Resources Managers
  • Onboarding Specialists
  • Talent Acquisition Managers
  • Employee Experience Coordinators
  • Organizational Development Professionals
  • Learning and Development Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Chief People Officers
  • Team Leaders
  • Department Heads
  • Operations Managers

Bob McKenzie, has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on experience in all areas of Human resources management in all types of industries within the public and private sectors. 

Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journal. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars.

Bob is a graduate of Rider University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree and double majored in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior.

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