The Employee Onboarding Podcast

Process Street

A great onboarding process improves new employee productivity by 70%. Join the team at Process Street, as we learn from HR experts and business operators about how to design a magical employee onboarding experience. read less
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Episodes

E017 - The Journey From Corporate Executive to HR Manifesto Founder (w/ HR Innovator and HR Besties Host, Leigh Elena Henderson)
Nov 24 2023
E017 - The Journey From Corporate Executive to HR Manifesto Founder (w/ HR Innovator and HR Besties Host, Leigh Elena Henderson)
Welcome to a riveting episode of the Employee Onboarding Podcast! Join Erin Rice, the people and operations coordinator at Process Street, as she delves into the world of HR innovation and employee onboarding with the seasoned expert, Leigh Elena Henderson. This insightful conversation covers a range of topics, each providing valuable takeaways for HR enthusiasts and professionals:Podcast Intro: Discover the mission of Process Street and get introduced to our special guest, Leigh Elena Henderson, an HR veteran with over 20 years of experience and the brain behind HR Manifesto LLC.HR Innovator and HR Manifesto Founder, Leigh Harrison: Delve into Leigh’s journey from penning the "No BS Toxic Workplace Survival Guide" to creating impactful HR content and amassing a huge following on TikTok.Icebreaker Question: Enjoy a light-hearted moment where Leigh shares her personal laundry habits and the lessons learned from mixing colors!Discussing Personal Experiences: Get insights into Leigh's professional journey, her discovery of industrial organizational psychology, and her passion for unraveling corporate complexities.Onboarding Discussion: Explore Leigh's experiences with onboarding, highlighting both incredibly positive and challenging encounters, and understand the critical role of onboarding in employee retention.Priorities in the First Week: Leigh emphasizes the importance of connectivity in onboarding, advocating for a more humanized approach to integrate new hires into the team.Discussing Proactive Employee Engagement: Uncover Leigh’s strategies for empowering new hires to establish robust relationships within the organization.Remote Onboarding Challenges: Tackle the complexities of remote onboarding and the need for tailored strategies to enhance this process in a digital world.Challenges of Remote Onboarding: Dive into the administrative challenges of remote onboarding and the potential role of AI in streamlining these processes.Focusing on Organizational Fit and Cultural Dynamics: Learn about Leigh's approach to hiring, focusing on cultural fit and the importance of a mutual selection process between candidates and the company.HR Besties: Bringing the Human back to Human Resources: Get excited about Leigh’s upcoming podcast, "HR Besties," aimed at reshaping the perception of HR and providing valuable insights for professional success.
E014 - The 'Wow' Factor: Rethinking Employee Onboarding and Retention (w/ Erica Gordon-Roberts, HR Director & PeopleOps Veteran)
Sep 27 2023
E014 - The 'Wow' Factor: Rethinking Employee Onboarding and Retention (w/ Erica Gordon-Roberts, HR Director & PeopleOps Veteran)
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Erica Gordon-Roberts, our esteemed guest and the Director of Human Resources at LookListen, a cutting-edge digital marketing agency based in Atlanta. Hosted by Erin Rice, we dive deep into the art and science of employee onboarding, especially in today's remote-first, hybrid work landscape.We explore the power of personalized onboarding experiences that cater to individual learning styles and unveil LookListen's innovative "buddy program," designed to create "wow moments" for new hires and enrich our company culture. Erica opens up about her own onboarding journey during the pandemic, revealing how she audited the process while experiencing it firsthand.Erica also dives into the nitty-gritty of one-on-one meetings, a cornerstone in understanding the unique needs and challenges of each team member. Technology, and the role of AI in onboarding, is another hot topic we tackle. While LookListen hasn't fully embraced AI yet, we discuss the potential for technology to enhance, not overshadow, the human element in onboarding.We introduce you to the concept of "pre-boarding," a phase that kicks off with the job posting and sets the stage for an employee's entire journey with us. Erica emphasizes that onboarding is not a one-off event but an ongoing process that requires continuous learning and adaptation.To wrap upm we delve into the hybrid work model that LookListen has adopted. By giving teams the autonomy to choose their in-office days, we've seen a significant uptick in employee satisfaction and retention. Don't miss this episode packed with actionable insights and strategies to elevate your onboarding game!