Onboarding is such an important part of an employee’s success. It starts well before the employee decides to apply with an organization in the forms of employment branding and the candidate experience. It includes sourcing, interviewing, background checks, and extending the job offer. Next comes new hire paperwork, orientation, and training. Lastly, performance management. On some level much of onboarding touches every single component in the employee life cycle.
Yet, when it comes to manager onboarding, we do nothing or very little.
But we expect managers to help onboard new employees. They are an active part of the recruiting process. Managers are expected to train and develop employees. They are required to coach and mentor employees for exceptional performance.
It’s time for organizations to give managers the same foundation for success that we give new hire employees.
Manager Onboarding will walk HR managers and business leaders through the process of creating a manager onboarding program. While onboarding has many touchpoints in a manager’s career, this book focuses on the new hire or newly promoted phase.
This book is for HR leaders who are looking for a roadmap to designing a manager onboarding program. The book touches on just a bit of theory and a whole lot of practical knowledge. It is filled with stories and examples about how companies’ onboarding programs work—both for new employees as well as managers.
“Finally—the long awaited solution to management success! Sharlyn Lauby gives us direct and practical guidance on the best way to onboard every new manager. Her detailed examples bring real-life solutions to a wide range of leadership career challenges. Manager Onboarding is a must-read for everyone who needs to quickly influence and engage their management team for long-term achievement!”
— China Gorman, CEO, CMG Group
“Companies are eager to promote people into management, but they rarely nurture them effectively after they assume these new roles. Sharlyn has given us tangible methods and tools to ensure new managers thrive and succeed. This is a book that will be in my quiver to use on a daily basis!”
— Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, Executive Director of HR, LaRosa’s, Inc.
“Sharlyn has provided a roadmap for how to effectively and efficiently onboard new managers—whether they’re hired from the outside of your organization or promoted from within. You’ll learn the theory, but more importantly, you’ll gain practical insights, into how you can help new managers be successful–in their own careers and for your organization.”
— Sue Meisinger, columnist on HR leadership and retired CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management
Don’t Let Your Mangers Fail
Pick up your copy of Manager Onboarding to give your managers the start they need in their career.