Human Resources

Onboarding: a Team Effort!

What is Onboarding?

Onboarding is the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and "insiders".  A thorough onboarding process sets the stage for new employee success and retention and has a focus on:

  • Creating a positive new hire experience for the new employee, manager, team and the College
  • Affirming the new employee's right choice in joining Emerson
  • Aligning the role of the new employee with the College's Strategic Plan
  • Defining responsibilities and expectations
  • Accelerating the time it takes for a new employee to become productive
  • Building strong relationships with colleagues

HR, managers and new employees will work in conjunction to create an onboarding plan.  An onboarding plan should be balanced between:

  • Technical skills: skills, knowledge, and access needed to perform their job
  • Organizational information:  what pieces can help someone learn about working at Emerson, the culture, values, and brand of the College and individual departments
  • Relationship building opportunities:  meeting new people, attending a staff forum or a learning event

Manager Resources:

New Hire Resources:

 

 

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