We’ve all heard a lot about Millennial-age employees lately. What they want, how they work, the best way to manage them, and so on … perhaps to the point that HR reps and hiring managers think they’re dealing with a herd of unicorns.
But it’s not as scary as all that. The emergence of Millennials in the workforce has simply coincided with two other factors: The rise of technology, which has changed the way we work, and a deeper understanding of what drives job performance. The important thing is to keep these factors in mind when bringing in younger employees.
For those who find such a prospect daunting, fear not. Caliper’s new eBook, Effective Strategies For Onboarding Millennials: How to get millennial employees up to speed and engaged faster, has you covered. Written by Dr. David Solot, Caliper’s Senior Vice President of Client Services, the eBook discusses not only how to effectively onboard Millennial-age hires, but also how to maximize performance by recognizing the strengths and limitations of the individual relative to the job.
Onboarding is defined as the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders. Yet, according to Dr. Solot’s book, many companies mistake “orientation” for onboarding and fail to support their new hires in the critical early days of employment.
Effective Strategies For Onboarding Millennials shows, through hypothetical examples and prescriptive steps, how companies can develop a consistent, yet customizable, onboarding program that provides new employees with the tools they need to be effective and productive in their roles, and integrated into your organizational culture.
By building such a program and implementing it systematically, both your organization and your new hires will benefit in a multitude of ways, including:
- Reduced turnover
- Increased productivity
- Greater compliance with policies
- Better communication with managers and team members
- Improved customer experience
- Stronger sense of company culture
- Flatter learning curve
Let Dr. Solot’s book be your guide to bringing out the best in your Millennial-age hires. After all, they are the future of your organization.