Millennials – those born between 1981 and 1997 – make up about 40% of the workforce in the United States. These workers bring a unique outlook to their jobs, and may also pose unique challenges. Taking time to customize the onboarding process for millennial employees helps promote employee retention and ensures that millennials are properly integrated into the workplace. Customizing the onboarding process for millennial employees benefits the employee and the workplace.

 

Course Outline


INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Purpose of Onboarding
Start Up Costs
Employee Anxiety
Employee Turnover
Realistic Expectations
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
Introduction
Why Onboarding?
Importance of Onboarding
Making Employees Feel Welcome
First Day Checklist
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Millennials and Onboarding
Who are Millennials?
How Do Millennials Differ From Other Employees?
Investiture Socialization- Let Them Be Themselves!
Informal Rather Than Formal Onboarding Processes
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Onboarding Checklist
Pre-Arrival
Arrival
First Day
First Week
First Month
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Engaging the Millennial Employee
Create an Informal Program
Engage Employees One-on-One
The Role of Human Resources
The Role of Managers
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Following Up With the Millennial Employee
Initial Check-In - One-on-One
Following Up - Regular, Informal Follow Ups
Setting Schedules - Millennials and Work Life
Mentoring and the Millennial
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Setting Expectations With the Millennial Employee
Define Requirements - Provide Specific Instructions
Identify Opportunities for Improvement and Growth
Set Verbal Expectations
Put It in Writing
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Mentoring the Millennial
Be Hands -On and Involved
Serial Mentoring
Be a Mentor, Not an Authority Figure
Focus Millennia's Exploratory Drive on Work
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Assigning Work to the Millennial Employee
Provide Clear Structure and Guidelines
Provide Specific Benchmarks
Set Boundaries and Provide Reality Checks
Guide, Don't Dictate
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Providing Feedback
Millennials Thrive on Feedback!
Characteristics of Quality Feedback
Informal Feedback
Formal Feedback
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post Test

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