Using Everything DiSC to develop effective onboarding programs
Historically, it was the responsibility of the personnel department to have effective onboarding programs and train a new employee to become a knowledgeable contributor. Initially, the new hire would be assigned to a junior executive who would guide them through an orientation program about the role and the company’s policies.
Then they would make them fill out innumerable forms. The new hires are left to fend for themselves after the first few days of training. There are some who disappear into the system with no trace while others swim towards success.
The following is a story from the past. Increasingly, businesses are realizing that employee engagement begins much before the employee formally joins the company. In reality, impressions are created at the very first point of interaction with the brand, which may occur during the interview or even before. A new checklist item has thus been added to the manager’s checklist – onboarding. The majority of companies are making a concerted effort to make new employees feel welcome and appreciated in their new environment, reassuring them that their choice to work there was the right one.
Orientation programs, as well as some minor paperwork, are still on the agenda. Nonetheless, care must be taken to avoid the impression that all the newbie has done during the first week is fill out a hundred forms.
A new recruit’s onboarding – the process of getting acquainted with a company’s people and culture – requires ongoing communication. In order to transmit the right messages, it is essential to understand the individual’s behavioural priorities, their challenges, and their preferred approach to work. The onboarding process can be enhanced by using behavioral assessments like DiSC Classic 2.0, which are globally accepted and statistically validated.
- What are the benefits of using Everything DiSC during the onboarding process?
- Understanding the individual’s behavioural priorities, preferences, strengths, and challenges
- Appreciate the similarities and differences and inform them of the possible applications of each.
- Identify a common language for discussing individual styles.
- Open a dialogue to explore the anticipated challenges for the individual as a result of their behavior.
- Give individualized tips on how to address these challenges and how to address frustrations to help the team gel better.
Provide individuals with strategies to increase personal effectiveness by helping them identify their needs and preferred work environment through the use of the tool.
What are the added benefits of using Everything DiSC to develop effective onboarding programs?
Ensure performance gaps are bridged sooner
In most cases, organizations would need to give new recruits almost a year to adapt to the work culture. The reason for this is that they are completely dependent on their interactions at work for gaining an understanding of how things work at work, which may take them a long time. However, it is possible to predict future behavior by using a tool such as Everything DiSC. As a result, individualized strategies can be generated that are highly practical and can be implemented easily, which will enable performance gaps to be bridged sooner.
Faster acceptance from the team
The Everything DiSC group culture report can be used in conjunction with the assessment to assist the new member in learning about the culture of the group to which they will be assigned. It may be possible to understand the challenges they may face due to their behavioural priorities and to provide strategies for better adaptability. By doing so, they become a part of the group sooner and start feeling comfortable in no time.
Feedback that is open and transparent
When the results of the assessment are shared with the candidate, a culture of open dialogue and a sense of trust is created. As a result, the new hire will have a clear understanding of what the role requires, as well as the degree of adaptability required. Thus, they are able to adapt to the position more readily.