Millennial Onboarding

  • Training Time: 2 days, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

More than ever, millennials – those born between 1980 and 1995 – are entering the workforce and becoming a vital part of our organizations.

These workers bring a unique outlook on life to their jobs, and may also pose unique challenges. Taking time to customize the on-boarding process for millennial employees helps promote employee retention and ensures that millennials are properly socialized into the workplace.  Customizing the on-boarding process for millennial employees benefits both the employee and the workplace.

Learning Points
  • Define onboarding
  • Discuss the characteristics of Millennials
  • Create an onboarding process for Millennials
  • Develop action plans for working with Millennials
  • Learn from introspection
Course Outline

Millennial Onboarding – Module 1
Getting Started

  • Introduction to the Millennial Onboarding
  • Workshop Objectives

Millennial Onboarding – Module 2
Purpose of Onboarding

  • Start Up Costs
  • Employee Anxiety
  • Employee Turnover
  • Realistic Expectations

Millennial Onboarding – Module 3
Introduction

  • Why Onboarding?
  • Importance of Onboarding
  • Making Employees Feel Welcome
  • First Day Checklist

Millennial Onboarding – Module 4
Millennials and Onboarding

  • Who are Millennials
  • How Do Millennials Differ from Other Workers?
  • Investiture Socialization – Being Themselves!
  • Informal vs Formal Onboarding Processes

Millennial Onboarding – Module 5
Onboarding Checklist

  • Pre-Arrival
  • Arrival
  • First Day
  • First Week
  • First Month

Millennial Onboarding – Module 6
Engaging the Millennial Employee

  • Create an Informal Program
  • Engage Employees One on One
  • The Role of Human Resources
  • The Role of Managers

Millennial Onboarding – Module 7
Following Up on 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

Millennial Onboarding – Module 8
Setting Expectations with Millennials

  • Define Requirements: Provide Specifics
  • Identify Opportunities for Improvement/Growth
  • Set Verbal Expectations
  • Put it in Writing

Millennial Onboarding – Module 9
Mentoring the Millennial

  • Be Hands-On and Involved
  • Serial Mentoring
  • Be a Mentor, Not an Authority Figure
  • Focus on Exploratory Drive on Work

Millennial Onboarding – Module 10
Assigning Work to the Millennials

  • Clear Structure and Guidelines
  • Provide Specific Benchmarks
  • Set Boundaries and Provide Reality Checks
  • Guide, Don’t Dictate

Millennial Onboarding – Module 11
Provide Feedback

  • Millennials Thrive on Feedback!
  • Characteristics of Quality Feedback
  • Informal and Formal Feedback

Millennial Onboarding – Module 12
Wrapping it up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Lessons Learned

 

You Can Expect...
  • To better understand on boarding as an investment process
  • To understand how to socialize millennials into the workplace and the job
  • To know how to develop, give feedback and integrate the new hire into the organization and team
You Need This If...
  • You want to see returns of time and financial investment through proper on-boarding
  • You want to promote ideal millennial on-boarding as part of employee retention
  • You want to a new millennial employee to fit into the team, and the organization
This Is About...
  • Providing your new hire with realistic expectations
  • Using on boarding processes to socialize your new hire to alleviate anxiety
  • Helping millennials fit into the team, work flow, and the big organizational picture