4 fabulous onboarding practices

HR leaders at cooperatives big and small share how they welcome new hires, from breaking bread to explaining the credit union difference.

Leaders in human resources are among the most open and sharing about what they do and how they do it.

Time and again, these leaders demonstrate a willingness to share insights, experiences, and even data. Callahan & Associates sees that in our Executive Roundtables, in our interviews for CreditUnions.com, and in our recent outreach to solicit responses for our benefits and compensation survey.

Callahan’s analyst team is crunching the numbers from the more than 200 responses to that survey, and we’ll have results soon. In the meantime, I went back and asked respondents for their favorite employee onboarding tips.

There were too many to list all of them here, but I do want to share some takeaways and a few best practices for making new hires feel right at home. I also want to thank these leaders again, although I’m not surprised we got such a great response. HR people are “people” people, after all.


continue reading »