Back to Work Better


By Neal Glatt

As states continue to reopen, every business owner I’ve talked to has told me they’re busier than ever trying to catch up.  But in the rush of safety precautions, pressure to finish jobs, and continuing labor issues, many are overlooking the most important thing for new employees.  What needs to stay as top priority is a quality onboarding program.

Onboarding is far more than just where to turn in timesheets, how payroll works, and who an employee’s supervisor will be.  It should be about making a real connection with an employee, understanding their goals, expressing appreciation, providing real skills training, exposing them to industry opportunities, and helping them develop a sense of the organization’s mission and vision.

A friend of mine is currently onboarding at a phenomenal company who has experienced tremendous growth as a result of their employees’ dedication and success.  His formal onboarding process is scheduled for three months, during which time he has daily interactions with the CEO or a VP of sales.  He is so fully invested in the company because they have shown how invested they are in him.

As we continue to get back to work, does your company need to rethink onboarding?  According to Gallup, employees strongly agree that their company does a great job with onboarding 12% of the time.  GrowTheBench wants to help by freeing up your time to focus on your unique company and relationship-building aspects of onboarding.  So we developed an onboarding course available to help with the process by educating new hires about the industry, where they may excel, and resources for them to utilize.  Click here to learn more!

Tags: Onboarding , Training , Covid , Reopen ,