Onboarding for Managers Toolkit

Did you know that 76% of new hires feel socialization is most important? Employees who participate in a structured onboarding program are 69% more likely to stay with an organization for three years. This on-demand toolkits supports you in making the best first impression and biggest long-lasting impact during the onboarding process. Whether it’s mapping out an entire onboarding process, or just revamping what you already have in place, our Onboarding Toolkit for Managers has the on-demand courses, books, checklists, and videos to get you the tools you need.


HR expert Catherine Mattice defines the components of strategic onboarding program that ensures your employees feel welcome and have the tools they need to succeed in your organization.

Managing Teams Virtually

Phil Gold zeros in on the key factors that will ensure productivity, engagement, and growth, as well as a manager’s role in building trust, removing roadblocks, nurturing connections with team members, and setting clear goals.

Strategies for Building a Cohesive Team

In this course, you'll learn methods for effectively building and managing teams that focus on improvements in three areas: communication, cooperation, and trust.

 On-Demand Courses

Building Your Teams

Learn how to define your organization's culture, set direction, manage organizational performance, and ensure the right platforms and processes are in place to reinforce the culture.

Onboarding New Hires as a Manager

Explore the work you need to do as a manager before a new employee’s first day, and find out about ways to make their first 90 days and beyond a successful experience for everyone. Discover the value of tasking another employee to act as a guide for your new employee, and find out about the role of human resources in the onboarding process. Instructor Todd Dewett shares insights about onboarding that can help you make your new hires feel welcome, informed, and ready to contribute.

Attracting, Hiring, and Working with Gen Z

The youngest and most digitally literate generation is now entering the workforce: Generation Z, also known as post-millennials. Gen Z brings new perspectives, and you need a new approach to attract, onboard, lead, foster, and support them. Instructor Sophie Wade covers how to use empathy to understand this unique generation, best practices for attracting with Gen Z candidates, and shares how to create a work environment where this unique group will feel safe and be productive. Whether you are an executive, hiring manager, or colleague, this course contains valuable information for working effectively with the Gen Zers in your world.

 Sites and Tools

Remote Employee Onboarding Checklist

When hiring remote employees, make sure you offer a structured onboarding. Use this HR checklist for onboarding remote workers to get new hires up to speed on their roles, your business and key policies.


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Effective Internal Communication, Second Edition

Filled with practical examples and useful advice written in a jargon-free style, this book examines how internal communication is conducted across different sectors and in organizations of differing sizes and complexity.

Creative New Employee Orientation Programs: Best Practices, Creative Ideas, and Activities for Energizing Your Orientation Program

Filled with checklists, "best practices" articles, and case studies from leading companies, this book shows how to keep new employees' energy levels high by providing unique and creative ways to make orientation special.

Company Culture For Dummies

Packed with real-world examples and practical approaches to help you build a culture that drives performance, increases bottom line results, and creates brands that people talk about and remember.