A Pre-boarding Journey from Acceptance to First Day
Four Week to Work is a learning experience focused on pre-boarding where understanding, confidence, and momentum are critical for the initial success of the new-hire and manager.
SmarterMedium announces the newest addition to their catalog of online courses, Four Weeks to Work, a pre-boarding learning experience for organizations to deploy that is focused on improving the new-hire onboarding experience. The Four Weeks to Work learning experience concentrates on pre-boarding where understanding, confidence, and momentum are critical for the initial success of the new-hire and manager. Uniquely, Four Weeks to Work presents both the manager and new-hire storylines together to enhance understanding by providing perspective on the critical time period from offer acceptance to first day (typically four weeks). The course is designed for organizations to brand and integrate into their onboarding program and is available now for customization and tailored delivery.
Fourteen Pre-boarding Vignettes to Assist New Hires
Four Weeks to Work is a pre-boarding program that is presented in fourteen short, story vignettes that showcases both the new-hire’s and the manager’s storyline side-by-side. For the prospective employee, accepting an offer sets off a sequence of events over the next month that will shape and alter their routines and habits, their career, and even their identity. Four Weeks to Work leverages this storyline to provide support and assistance to the new employee in a form with which they will readily identify and can better assist the employee with their first day and improve his/her performance start. For the manager, the pre-boarding four-week wait time is recast alongside the employee’s journey by providing knowledge and coaching to prep them for their arrival.
Four Weeks to Work communicates that the new-hire can expect support, and a commitment to learning and development, easing common transition anxieties. The organization is able to transition the momentum from interviewing into a successful first day that ultimately leads to career-long performance and development.
“The juxtaposition of the two storylines provides the pre-boarding perspective for the new hire and the manager, while including resources, practice elements, lists, and important points to consider in order to maximize the potential for success.”
Engaging New Hire Experience
The course experience is rounded out with inspiring quotes and thought-provoking content from today’s business leaders and innovative thinkers. Leveraging an always-on approach, the learner can reach social channels inside the course, such as live Twitter feeds, videos and even suggested playlists and podcasts. New-hires can use any device with internet connectivity to access and progress through the course at a self-directed pace, either all at once or repeatedly, as a check-in, over the four weeks. The course can be hosted through the corporate LMS, hosted externally via LMS, or provided via webhosting.
“By mirroring the organization’s perspective with the new-hire’s perspective in a single storyline, each has access to the insights needed for a mutually successful performance start.”
SmarterMedium is a creative agency that designs learning experiences to improve adoption, engagement, and business outcomes for employees, managers, and organizations. Since 2005 SmarterMedium has offered a variety of training, information design, and creative solutions to drive onboarding, innovation, and engagement. SmarterMedium features two pre-boarding courses:
- Four Week to Work is a learning experience focused on pre-boarding where understanding, confidence, and momentum are critical for the initial success of the new-hire and manager.
- PerStart is a customizable pre-boarding program that delivers an engaging, online learning experience that bridges the new hire’s knowledge gap with a curated presentation of the organization and culture and first-day knowledge to be successful.