Canadian Cancer Society launches new onboarding program

Strategic approach designed to build concrete foundation with employees during ‘honeymoon’ phase
By Deborah Kyrzakos and Sue Nador
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2009

Employees are more in control of their careers than ever before. Rather than suffer quietly in jobs that lack the challenge, development opportunities or type of culture they want, employees are saying, “Thanks for the memories” and moving on.

With this increased mobility comes the need to orient more new employees. So HR professionals are rethinking traditional approaches to orientation because organizations are under pressure to maximize early productivity and engagement. They know the energy spent wooing candidates in the “courtship” recruitment phase must be sustained in the “honeymoon” phase to build the right foundation for the future.

Onboarding a challenge for a diverse organization