A tweet reminded me of a past onboarding experience I had. It relied too much on technology to get me going. I’m talking about all the stuff a new employee has to do: HR paperwork, meeting manager and peers, picking IT stuff, and all the rest. The toughest part was taking all the compliance stuff online. Basically running new employees through the mill.
Make It Personal
I see the onboarding process as more personal and happening in real-time. As for compliance stuff, why not learn it from other employees who, having been with the organization a while are practitioners. It helps the newbies learn the culture, too.
Make learning more collaborative.