Onboarding is the first step in creating a successful employee. It’s when you have the most focused attention from your new employee, before they jump into their new job duties. It’s your opportunity to introduce your new hire to the tools they will need to be an effective employee and get up to speed quickly.
Some would argue that the first step in the onboarding process is choosing the right person not just for the job but for the company. Whether you are building a new system for hiring and onboarding or tweaking your existing system, we found 3 resources that can help.
2017 Hiring Trends That Will Impact Your Dealership
From Dealer Marketing Magazine we found a list of the top trends they have seen going into 2017. The one that stood out to us is “Focus on workforce selection and retention.” Because turnover in dealerships tends to be above average it is important to have clearly defined roles so you know just who you need to hire. Getting the right person on the first try will save you time and money.
How A Houston Ford Dealership Creates ‘Magic’ Through Selective Hiring
This short video is an interview a Ford General Manager, Tania Eubanks, about their hiring process. They make sure all the right people have an opportunity to interview the potential hire so that they are certain the person is a good fit for the position and with the company. Once hired there is a career path laid out for them which means there is room to grow and they feel like they are part of a family.
First Impressions Key To Improving Driver Onboarding
“It’s key to manage the expectations of both the driver and management through the orientation process,” says Steve Brantley, director of driver recruiting for USA Truck. He emphasizes that the first impression a new driver has with their company can set the tone for their employment so having a well-organized onboarding system is key to a good first impression.