Onboarding New Employees (Online) | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Onboarding New Employees (Online)

Course Description

Ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the organization. Onboarding of employees begins well before traditional new-hire orientation and has long reaching implications. At the conclusion of the class you will have constructed an Onboarding Program for use in your own organization.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Convey the importance of a strong Onboarding program to the health of an organization.
  • Provide information on the differences between Onboarding during the “candidate phase” versus the “employment phase”.
  • Design an outline for Onboarding that will be beneficial in your own organizations.
  • Understand the importance of Onboarding to the financial health of an organization.
  • Gain a knowledge of the connection between the public relations, recruitment, hiring and long-term success of employees.
  • Have a working outline for Onboarding that will be useful in your own organization.

Course Content

Introduction to Onboarding

  • What is Onboarding
  • The Social Model Organizational implications
  • Roles of employees and management

Onboarding During Recruitment

  • The company culture
  • Socializing prior to day one
  • Public relations, social media, and other trends
  • Selecting for culture fit

Onboarding After Recruitment

  • Taking it from Orientation to Onboarding
  • Discussion of different orientation processes
  • Relationships
  • The role of feedback and ongoing evaluation

Onboarding for Success

  • Information: What to include and When to include it
  • Helping new hires to match their strengths to the organization
  • Organizational Identity versus Personal Identity in socialization
  • Onboarding at your own organization



CEUs: 1.6

Fee: $195