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Day One Readiness: Onboard Employees for a Productive First Day

By Dan Keckan published October 9, 2020

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Onboarding is a critical first step in a new employee’s career with your company. Ensure their success by aligning your program objectives with business goals, focusing on employee needs, and prioritizing your content for Day One Readiness.

Ask These Questions To Ensure Day One Success

Your new hires have just wrapped up their onboarding. Are they ready for their first day on the job? Can they demonstrate essential skills, knowledge, and behaviors for their roles? If your answer is “no” or “maybe,” then it’s time to take a close look at your onboarding program.

What does your onboarding program look like? Do you welcome new employees by giving them a quick tour, filling out some paperwork, watching a long benefits video, and then sending them off to complete compliance training? When do they start learning the tasks and processes essential to their role? How do you make them feel welcome and reaffirm their decision to join your company?

Day One is the first day after onboarding when the employee is expected to do their job as close to the same level as other employees as possible.

We call this “Day One Readiness.”

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