Maybe you remember the Telephone Game from childhood –one person whispers a story or phrase to the next person and tells them to pass it on. They turn and whisper as much of it as possible (as much as they remember!) to the next person, and so on down the line. When the last person has heard the message, they repeat it out loud. Everyone gets a good laugh when the original message is then stated, and all the players realize how distorted it got as it was passed down the line. It’s great fun as a party game; not so great if it’s your training methodology.
The Importance of Thorough Onboarding
Many companies today are realizing the importance of a thorough onboarding process for their new employees, and are improving their orientation plans accordingly. Getting new employees acclimated to the company quickly is beneficial to both the employee and your company. The first 90 days is fundamental - the behaviors, habits, and attitudes developed during this time will likely determine their success with your company. It’s your responsibility to give them every possible tool, training, and bit of information available so they can hit the ground running.