Millennial Employment & Onboarding (E1632C)


This course is recommended for those managers or companies who are employing Millennials and want to successfully integrate them into the business. On-boarding of new employees is a secure investment that will assist newly hired employees to implement their skills , knowledge and value within the company. More than ever, millennials - those born between 1980 and 1995 - are entering the workforce and becoming a vital part of our organizations. These workers bring a unique outlook on life to their jobs, and may also pose unique challenges.

Millennial On-boarding is a specialized type of employee on-boarding. With Millennials we are seeing a need to tweak the on-boarding process to better suit the needs of the company and new hires. It will increase productivity and produce a happier and more skilled workforce. The new hire phase is a critical time for the employee and company and having a structured set of procedures will make this time run smoother and produce a greater chance of success.

Taking time to customize the on-boarding process for millennial employees helps promote employee retention and ensures that millennials are properly socialized into the workplace. Customizing the on-boarding process for millennial employees benefits both the employee and the workplace.

Course Goals:
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· Define on-boarding
· Discuss the characteristics of Millennials
· Create an on-boarding process for Millennials
· Develop action plans for working with Millennials
· Learn from introspection.

Course Modules:
Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Purpose of Onboarding
Start Up Costs
Employee Anxiety
Employee Turnover
Realistic Expectations
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Introduction
Why Onboarding?
Importance of Onboarding
Making Employees Feel Welcome
First Day Checklist
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Millennials and Onboarding
Who are Millennials?
How Do Millennials Differ from Other Workers?
Investiture Socialization – Let Them Be Themselves!
Informal Rather than Formal Onboarding Processes
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Onboarding Checklist
First Day
First Week
First Month
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Engaging the Millennial Employee
Create an Informal Program
Engage Employees One on One
The Role of Human Resources
The Role of Managers
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Following Up With the Millennial Employee
Initial Check-In – One on One
Following up – Regular, Informal Follow Ups
Setting Schedules – Millennials and Work-Life
Mentoring and the Millennial
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Setting Expectations with the Millennial Employee
Define Requirements – Provide Specific Instructions
Identify Opportunities for Improvement and Growth
Set Verbal Expectations
Put It in Writing
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Mentoring the Millennial
Be Hands-On and Involved
Serial Mentoring
Be a Mentor, Not an Authority Figure
Focus Millennia’s Exploratory Drive on Work
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Assigning Work to the Millennial Employee
Provide Clear Structure and Guidelines
Provide Specific Benchmarks
Set Boundaries and Provide Reality Checks 4
Guide, Don’t Dictate
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Providing Feedback
Millennials Thrive on Feedback!
Characteristics of Quality Feedback
Informal Feedback
Formal Feedback
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise

  • Millennial On-boarding
  • Millennial Employment & On=Boarding CourseBook
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever