Onboarding New Employees

Training Overview

    • Audience: Anyone who supervises other employees
    • Format: Online, self-paced
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS
    • Competencies: Management
    • Learning level: Awareness
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Companion training: Coaching Skills
    • Supplemental materials:

An effective onboarding plan helps new employees adjust to their jobs by establishing better relationships, clarifying expectations and objectives, and providing support through feedback, coaching, and follow up. This leads to higher job satisfaction and performance, lower employee stress, greater commitment to the organization, and decreased staff turnover. While there are other factors that influence employee success and satisfaction, this course will provide you with a strategy to design and implement an onboarding plan for new employees.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Name three ways effective onboarding programs help new employees adjust to their jobs
  • List six benefits of an effective onboarding program
  • Describe the four C’s every onboarding plan should include
  • Design an onboarding plan for new employees that covers day one, week one, and 30/60/90 day check-ins

Subject Matter Expert

  • Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey, Ph.D.
    CEO, PRAXIS Consulting, Inc.


This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 6 NB01OT009172-01-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.