Reduce Turnover, Increase Productivity and Maximize the Success of Your New Employees


Gia Suggs, MPH, MA, EdD
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    Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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New employees offer promise and potential for their employers.  In order to be successful, they must acclimate quickly to their new organization’s culture, structure, policies, procedures, and job expectations. If this does not occur, the promise of a new employee can quickly become a liability.  Further, employees who are new to an organization, generally consume more resources then the value of their productivity (Rollag, Parise, & Cross, 2005).  It is critical for organizations to experience a return on their investment by means of increased productivity over time. This will not happen if new employees fail to reach full productivity or leave the organization before they have an opportunity to contribute in a way that affects the organization’s performance outcomes and bottom line (Chang, Ehrlich, & Millen, 2004).  

After the first three months, most new employees can perform functionally, understanding rules, regulations, processes, and governance. However, if they do not develop personal connections both intellectually and socially, they will not experience continued growth in the organization (Chang, Ehrlich, & Millen, 2004). Organizational socialization has a profound influence on new employee adjustment. Onboarding is an acclimation process focused on integrating new employees into a company’s culture (Dai & De Meuse, 2007) both functionally and socially.  

This presentation will explain the impact of utilizing a comprehensive onboarding program to improve new employee’s success.

About Dr. Gia Consulting

Dr. Gia is an Organization Development Consultant. She manages a private practice and is an instructor for the Master of Organizational Leadership and Master of Business Administration programs at Olivet Nazarene University. She is an organization development professional, adult learner expert, skilled instructional designer, and Author. She has 20 years of organization development, human performance, and training experience. She has a proven track record of assessing organizational needs, developing and implementing recommendations for improved outcomes, and evaluating organizational results.
Dr. Gia is the author of Maximize the Success of New Employees - Onboarding; A Flight Plan for Taking Your Workforce to New Heights  (2014).

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