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Essentials of New Employee Onboarding

Increase new-hire engagement and retention.

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Attracting and retaining talent will be a key challenge in the years ahead. Without thoughtful and carefully planned onboarding processes in place, your organization increases its likelihood of decreased productivity, increased turnover, and lost revenue. Learn proven techniques to engage new employees before and after the first day at work.

  • Online 3 sessions, 4.5 hours total
  • On-SiteFlexible dates & duration

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Feb 13-27, 2018

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Apr 03-17, 2018

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Jun 12-26, 2018

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Sep 18-Oct 02, 2018

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Program Overview

Program Overview

In this practical and interactive program you will learn to streamline onboarding and create a powerful and positive impression for new hires. Discover how to tap into existing employees to identify opportunities for improvement, jumpstart your process improvement by gaining stakeholder buy-in, and design processes that engage new hires before they start with your company. In addition, you’ll learn how to retain new hires once they begin working for you.

You will apply techniques to help partners in your organization understand the effect of poor onboarding processes, and build internal support for the process of improvement.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Apply best practices to identify your current challenges and opportunities.
  • Improve existing processes and your organization’s bottom line.
  • Build your internal brand by creating a successful onboarding program.

What to Expect: 

  • Interactive Format: During this online workshop, you will collaborate in real time with your facilitator and classmates through interactive group discussions, polls, chats, and whiteboards. 
  • Supplemental Resources: This workshop includes electronic tools and templates to help you apply what you learned.
  • Technical Requirements: Each session of the workshop is conducted in the WebEx Training Center platform with a toll-free teleconference or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) option for the audio component. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate.  In addition, it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer as using a tablet or phone severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate in the program.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Measure the effectiveness of current processes in quantifiable terms: time to proficiency, retention, and engagement.
  • Adapt best practices in onboarding programs to suit your organization.
  • Prioritize opportunities for improving your onboarding process and create a plan of action. 
  • Identify and engage stakeholders that affect your success,  and increase the likelihood of their buy-in and support.
  • Build a strategic plan fo evaluating new efforts and communicating success to ensure continued support.
  • Explain the ROI (return on investment) of new onboarding processes at all levels of the organization.


  • Session 1 - Assessing Your Current State
  • Session 2 - Framing the Change
  • Session 3 - Putting it in Place
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This program is for talent development professionals who want to improve their existing onboarding processes. Whether you are a trainer, instructional designer, or organizational development professional, if you are interested in making sure you design a new-hire experience that increases engagement and retention, this program is for you.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals – trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners – but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
Credits & Attendance

Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn .45 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More

CPLP© Recertification Points

This program may be eligible for up to 4.5 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at

Attendance Policy

Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive completion for the program. Participants who fulfill this attendance requirement will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal and will receive an email verifying their completion of the program. If you must miss a session, all sessions will be recorded and available in the Learning Portal for participants to review throughout the program.

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