Podcast 131 – What makes a great onboarding experience?

A great onboarding experience involves plenty of forms, a few handshakes, and a small chance of a working laptop – or so it might seem. But does it have to be so bureaucratic?

This week on the podcast, Ross Garner is joined by Owen Ferguson and guests David Hayden and Danny Seals to explore a better approach.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • The link between recruitment and onboarding 
  • The role of the manager
  • The characteristics of a great experience

[Podcast Transcript]

Show notes

The article David referenced from Personnel Today is available at: https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/new-hires-not-getting-what-they-need-from-onboarding/

David also recommended The Building Centre, at: https://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/

The last time Ross mentioned Freakonomics was in episode 110: http://podcast.goodpractice.com/110-whats-in-your-ld-book-bag

And the source for Ross’ fact about Alexei Leonov’s handgun was The Two Sides of the Moon, by Leonov and David Scott, available at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Sides-Moon-David-Scott/dp/1480449237

The CIPD’s podcasts are available at: https://www.cipd.co.uk/podcasts

And Danny’s MindChimp podcast is on Podbean: https://mindchimp.podbean.com/

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