Learning and improvement are a big part of Eagle Hill’s culture. So is our philosophy that every employee’s input is valued and encouraged. A group of employees offered suggestions to strengthen our onboarding process, leading us to completely rethink—and reshape—how we brought new employees into the fold.
Today, we continue to fine-tune our new employee onboarding innovations as the future of hybrid work unfolds around us. What used to be a single, three-day orientation has now evolved into a one-day session about “the basics,” followed by:
A month of
A second, more
A year-long program to support
new hires as they settle in
Meeting the needs of our evolving, geographically dispersed and hybrid workforce means building super strong connections to each other, to Eagle Hill's culture, and to our clients from the get-go.
We emphasize “learning by doing” in a supportive space. Our onboarding equips new hires with what they need to work side by side with their team as quickly as possible. Employee feedback encouraged us to launch our new hires with only the most relevant information at first, allow them a period of heavily supported experiential learning, then reinforce their learnings with formalized training after a month on the job. For the rest of the first year, we provide ongoing support as our new hires familiarize with and adjust to the award-winning "Eagle Hill way."
Today, our onboarding process starts with a one-day orientation and continues for a new hire’s entire first year.
Intro email from new hire buddy about what to expect on the first day.
Day 1 orientation with basic paperwork and training on systems and policies
Project onboarding including introductions to the team, specifics on the type of work, and what to expect next
New hire buddy check-ins to ask questions on the first day and at the end of week 1
Feedback survey to adjust onboarding on the fly to meet each new hire’s unique needs
Regular check-ins with project lead to familiarize with the project and client
New hire buddy and cohort check-in to ask questions, connect with fellow new hires, and hear about their onboarding experience
Tips on presenting ideas to leadership and getting involved in business development
Help building an internal network and tools for recognizing colleagues
Meeting with senior leadership to learn about Eagle Hill’s strategy and how to get involved
Sessions on career development; comprehensive brand training; business development; and DE&I at Eagle Hill
Meeting with dedicated career advisor to help guide your career journey at Eagle Hill
Onboarding over the next year continues at a pace set by the new hire and includes:
Meetings with career advisor to establish career goals
Attending formalized consultant training
Ongoing guidance on getting involved with internal firm-building initiatives, provided by a support group of mentors and delivery partners
Custom leadership onboarding for Directors and above
In a word, great! Here’s what Eagle Hill’s new hires are saying:
say Eagle Hill does a good job of integrating new employees into the Eagle Hill culture
say their new hire buddy program experience was positive
say their team members were helpful in getting them up to speed
say their orientation experience provided them the information needed to get started at Eagle Hill
say they received the training and materials they need to do their job well
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