Kaiser Associates Announces Release of Onboarding In-a-Box™ 2.0

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Premier, economical Onboarding program design support tool helps organizations improve retention, time-to-productivity, recruiting brand, development and knowledge management.

Onboarding In-a-Box (TM) 2.0

We are proud of the value this unique product brings to organizations by enabling them to integrate best practices and streamline the program design process. Practically any organization can now access the insights, tools, and best practices for Onboarding used by many of the world's leading businesses.

Kaiser Associates, Inc., a global strategy-consulting boutique, announces the release of its latest version of Onboarding In-a-Box™. This toolkit and instructional guide helps working HR teams to quickly understand the key program activities, tools, and support resources necessary to more effectively assimilate and acculturate new hires into the enterprise. The product brings best practices from leading organizations and helps determine which components can be most appropriately adapted and applied within the context of any given organization. As the recognized leader in the burgeoning Onboarding arena, Kaiser Associates developed Onboarding In-a-Box™ based on its vast experience in Onboarding program design.

Onboarding goes far beyond what traditional orientation programs provide. Kaiser Associates defines effective Onboarding as, at a minimum, beginning at the moment of offer acceptance and continuing through the end of the first year of employment.

While often seen as a process to simply assimilate new hires, it can also be a critical tool for knowledge transfer, engagement, retention, and development - delivering bottom line results. The need which economic conditions currentlydictate to increase efficiency has made effective Onboarding more important than ever. The state of the current unemployed talent pool has also created opportunities for organizations to bolster their human capital resources.

Onboarding In-a-Box™ 2.0 saves organizations time and resources in Onboarding redesign initiatives and reduces risk by ensuring program design is informed by leading practices and seasoned subject matter experts. More importantly, it allows an organization to pursue an economical best-in-class standard at a pace and budget that suits its needs.

Citing a high return on investment in time and resources, Kaiser's global network of more than 3,000 Onboarding professionals believe the benefits of best in class Onboarding create a compelling business case to develop a world-class program.

"We are thrilled with the intellectual capital that our OD Practice has developedin its course of assisting leading organizations develop winning Onboarding practices and systems. The practice's leadership on the issues has put it on the forefront of best practice and has given our clients the advantage of high-impact results. Onboarding is now receiving the attention it deserves because of this impact on performance," said Mark A. Stein, Senior Vice President at Kaiser Associates. "We are proud of the value this unique product brings to organizations by enabling them to integrate best practices and streamline the program design process. Practically any organization can now access the insights, tools, and best practices for Onboarding used by many of the world's leading businesses."

Kaiser Associates' Onboarding In-a-Box™ responds to HR, OD and L&D leaders' need for an instructional guide that lays out a process for in-house development teams to take on a redesign and/or initial development effort with limited outside support. Its systemic approach enables these teams to more efficiently implement ideal processes and program improvements by leveraging customized best practices to address the unique circumstances and objectives of their organization.

Onboarding In-a-Box™ 2.0's new tools offer valuable guidance to Hiring Managers, New-Hire Managers, Buddies, Mentors, Facilities, Resource Planning, IT and Onboarding process owners. These customizable tools include:

  •     Diagnostic guidance
  •     Onboarding business case template
  •     New hire journey map
  •     ROI calculator
  •     Key performance indicator dashboard
  •     Program budgeting tools
  •     Blueprint templates for program development
  •     Manager and new-hire survey templates
  •     Metric and feedback systems
  •     Opportunity prioritization matrix
  •     Deliverable planning, production, and roll-out templates
  •     Peer advisor, mentor, and process owner checklists

Kaiser also offers one or two days of on-site instructional facilitation from its Onboarding experts to supplement Onboarding In-a-Box™ 2.0 and help get client teams started on program development. These workshops help client organizations clearly define organizational goals and new hire objectives for the enhanced program, outline key program redesign business case elements, and draft the Onboarding system blueprint.

For more information please contact:
Michael Lingenfelter
Practice Development Manager
Kaiser Associates
1747 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 454-2034

Or visit us at: http://www.kaiserassociates.com/cs/new_hire_onboarding

Download our free white paper at: http://www.kaiserassociates.com/cs/making_onboarding_work

About Kaiser Associates:
Kaiser Associates is a global strategy-consulting boutique, based in Washington DC, with 28 years of experience helping leading corporations gain and sustain competitive advantage. Kaiser is unique among leading consulting firms in its ability to offer clients fact-based insights and advice based on external learnings. Its powerful research and analysis capabilities offer clients penetrating insights into their customers/channels, their competitors, and their industry, as well as the best practices employed by peer companies and "best-in-class" organizations.

Kaiser Associates' Organization Development practice is focused on helping clients align business strategy with processes, structure and the personal objectives and interests of their people. The practice believes that the needs of the enterprise and those of its people are inherently the same: to learn, advance, take calculated risks, and reap the rewards and to uncover fertile ground for growth. However, external and internal forces can cause misalignment of these elements. Kaiser combines an analytically robust, enterprise-wide approach with metrics and quantitative rigor to develop solutions which ensure that an organization's systems are optimized to support the business strategy and deliver necessary results.

Mr. Stein has spoken at numerous Onboarding conferences and webcasts, including those hosted by International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), Human Capital Institute (HCI), and The Conference Board. Kaiser will be sponsoring the upcoming HCI Government Summit, September 26-28, in Reston, VA and Mr. Stein will be moderating a panel on Onboarding, Engagement and Retention. Panelists will include Cynthia Heckmann, CHCO, GAO, Raymond Limon, CHCO, Corporation for National and Community Service, and Joyce Cofield, Director of Recruitment, Diversity and Retention, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.

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