Employee Recruitment – Onboarding- Retention Virtual Boot Camp


March 21, 2019


Marcia Zidle

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 120 Minutes

This program has been approved for 2.0 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours.
The program is pre-approved for 2 credit hour under HRCI


Hiring a talented and driven team is every manager’s goal. But the competition for top talent can be brutal. And keeping the employees you do have engaged and motivated is even a bigger challenge. It’s time to think outside the traditional HR recruitment & retention box, become more agile and dynamic in your hiring strategies—and learn how to appeal to millennial workers.

In this information-packed Virtual Boot Camp, business management expert Marcia Zidle will reveal a straightforward process you can use to streamline your hiring, onboarding, and retention strategies and align them with your business goals. Zidle will share tips to help you become a talent magnet that draws in the best candidates—and help you ensure long-term relationships with the employees you most want to keep.

This virtual boot camp is a must for anyone involved in recruitment and employee management—at any level—because the takeaways can be game changing for your organization’s productivity, workplace culture, and future success. After attending this webinar, you will be equipped to reduce the costs (both financial and administrative) of employee turnover and use best practices to create—and retain—a top-notch team.

Session Highlights:

  • Use “behavioral interviews” to go beyond the resume to assess real capabilities
  • Avoid the 7 top interviewing mistakes that managers (even experienced ones) make
  • Develop a sound selection criteria and rating system to find the right fit
  • Recognize the difference between orientation and onboarding (you need both)
  • Master the four C’s of an effective onboarding program: compliance, clarification, culture, connections
  • Answer the 5 key questions new employees commonly ask (if you can’t, you risk disengagement)
  • Recognize 4 possible “triggers” that cause employees to quit
  • Conduct “stay interviews” to quickly reveal employees’ motivators and de-motivators
  • Use 5 management techniques to improve communication (especially with millennials)

Session-1: RECRUITMENT: Hire the Best Candidate with Smart Interviewing

Hiring the wrong person for the job is like asking a rabbit to swim. Rabbits may swim for a short stint, but eventually they will start to struggle, get frustrated, and quit. This is what happens when you hire a candidate for a position that is not a good fit. Poor-fit employees eat up time and energy and weaken the entire team. It is a lot easier—and much more productive—to hire rabbits to run and fish to swim.

In this session, you will learn the essentials of smart interviewing so that you hire the right person, at the right time, with the right skills, for the right position.

This session will teach you to:

  • Identify your interviewing style, know the pros and cons of different styles, and ace recruitment strategies
  • Create “behavioral interview” questions that go beyond the resume to assess a candidate’s capabilities
  • Develop a position profile to help candidates identify the key components of their jobs
  • Prepare an interviewing guide with key questions and tips to ensure you hire the right person
  • Make the interview count by avoiding the 7 top mistakes that managers (even experienced ones) make
  • Develop a sound selection criteria and rating system to find the right fit

Session-2: ONBOARDING: Get New Hiring Quickly Up to Speed and Productive

You have made your hiring decision, and you’re excited about what the new employee can bring to your team. Now what?

It’s time to onboard the new hire, with a thorough introduction to your company’s culture and organization—as well as expectations of the position. Onboarding is not just about handshakes, some quick orientation program, and lots of paperwork. It is an opportunity to give the employee the vital training and departmental information needed to succeed in their new position. Onboarding is not just a routine checklist; it should be a comprehensive process that sets the new employee up for success in the new role. Remember, a robust onboarding program will help reduce turnover and increase new hire effectiveness.

This session will teach you to:

  • Recognize the difference between orientation and onboarding: They are not the same, and you need both
  • Master the four C’s of an effective onboarding program: compliance, clarification, culture, connections
  • Use a toolbox of 6 real-world best practices for implementing an onboarding program in your organization
  • Understand the responsibilities of 3 key stakeholders: Executive management, Human Resources, and the new hire’s manager
  • Recognize the key role of managers in onboarding success
  • Answer the 5 key questions new employees commonly ask (if you can’t, you risk disengagement)

Session-3: Stay Interviews:  A Powerful Employee Engagement and Retention Tool

A recent Harvard Business Review article ‘How to Keep Your Top Talent’ warns that 25% of your top talent plans to jump ship in the next year.  It also found one in three admit to not putting all their effort into their jobs. This should be alarming to companies who believe that their competitiveness relies on the passion, drive and creative energy of their talented people.

This webinar presents a cutting edge and cost-effective program to add to your employee engagement and retention toolbox. The stay interview is a one-on-one conversation between a manager and a valued employee. Its aim to learn, and then act on, the factors that are influencing your talent’s decision to remain and contribute or to start looking for greener pastures. It’s also an opportunity assess the degree of employee satisfaction and engagement that exists in a department or company.

The session will help you:

  • Identify five key factors that impact an employee’s desire to stay or leave
  • Learn how to ask probing questions and conduct effective, efficient stay interviews
  • Review a sample of stay interview questions and develop your own customized list to ask
  • Review a simple, practical tool kit that includes a four-step format for conducting stay interviews
  • Discover how to create stay plans for your top talent and how to manage accountability

Who Will Benefit:

  • Supervisors
  • New Managers
  • Team and Project Leaders
  • Emerging Leaders
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Directors
  • Operation Managers
  • Functional Managers